Bubnova, Ekaterina

Ekaterina Bubnova, Moscow, Russia

Ekaterina Bubnova was born  1968 in Moscow, Russia. She graduated from Moscow Art Institut in 1996 and is a member of Moscow Union of artist. She lives and works in Moscow.
Ekaterina is an artist, art-historian, novelist. Work in painting, design, photography. I`m from the third generation of artists having residence in Moscow. Sculptors, painters and designers surrounded me from childhood, and it was very natural for me to graduated Moscow State Art Academy Institute n.a.Surikov as an art-historian and painter. Last few years I`m working in photography and in art of photo-collage. I took part in several exhibitions and portfolio reviews in Russia and abroad.
My way in art is very simple and connected with the dreams of my childhood – about history of art – and my way as a novelist. I make fiction-photo-stories based on the known and unknown treasures of art, so my spectator comes into the space of art-detective where there is important to understand the sense, the space, the time and the false and reality of nature of art.

Flight

Ekaterina Bubnova: C-Print 30x20cm, 2005

I believe that we choose our own destiny. I would say a freedom is our birthright.   A free will is given to us whether we want it or not.  Children happily accept themselves as they are, with no doubt. They insist: I have come to this world with unlimited abilities! I don’t even need wings to fly! I see children hurt by adult’s expectations and judgment. As a resualt they are loosing the confidence under the pressure of words: Don't even dream, you woun't succed, you are not smart enough. With age we realize that our ability to fly was dramatecaly supressed by those absurd restrictions. We are trying to reconstruct our “wings” by often it is too late.

My artistic vision is based on my painting experience and mastering of the photography. Combination of both allows me to create my unique and distinguish world. Photography makes it more detailed and documentarily realistic. I call it Fiction Photography - interfering of sentimental prose, fragments of overheard conversations,  architeche's elements - superimposition of a different objects and meanings. I hope this artistic device makes my works interesting for audience.

Ekaterina Bubnova: C-Print 30x20cm, 2005
Ekaterina Bubnova: C-Print 30x20cm, 2005

Artist, art-historian, novelist. Works in painting, design, photography. She is from the third generation of artists having residence in Moscow. Sculptors, painters and designers surrounded her from childhood, and it was very natural for her to graduated Moscow State Art Academy Institute n.a.Surikov as an art-historian and painter. Last few years she is working in photography and in art of photo-collage. She took part in several exhibitions and portfolio reviews in Russia and abroad.
Her way in art is very simple and connected with the dreams of her childhood – about history of art – and her way as a novelist. She makes fiction-photo-stories based on the known and unknown treasures of art, so her spectator comes into the space of art-detective where there is important to understand the sense, the space, the time and the false and reality of nature of art.
Ekaterina Bubnova 2007

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