About Victoria Kovalenko

Victoria Kovalenko (b. Siberia, Russia) graduated in MA Photography from the Sir John Cass, LMU in 2010. Her photographs and collages have been featured in numerous exhibitions in London and most prominently at the Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre and the Primorskiy State Museum in Vladivocstok, Russia. She currently lives and works in London.

For her Photography came naturally as a desire to create her own reality by capturing the world around her. In her own words: “Digital work in progress is cheap, printing is pricy. I swapped to paper collages – bright, versatile, accessible. I believe an artist is a person who can say ‘no’ to things, narrowing down the choices, that`s how she or he creates their own style”.

In her work, Victoria tells a story of objects-signs-actions from every day life. They have colourful representatives – instructions. “When was the last time you looked at one? They are fun and they teach you to DIP: do it properly”.

“Things that were discarded, that everybody knew were not good,

I always thought had a great potential to be funny.”

— Andy Warhol

 

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