Salon Contemporary is offering emerging, innovative and passionate artists out there a chance to display their work in the creative hub of Notting Hill!Artist of the Week’ is a new and exciting competition, with the opportunity for one selected artist each week to have their work featured on our website in the run up to our AoW Christmas Exhibition. The winning candidate will then be offered a residency in London’s West End! We’re calling on artists from all fields including the visual arts, performance, dance, film, theatre, animation and music!


The exhibiting artists 'Artist of the Week: The Exhibition' are:
Akleria * Alyona Larinova * Dragana Jurisic * Helen Gorill

Friday, 22 October 2010

Alyona Larionova: AoW Winner 6 - 27th Sep '10

Please Find Enclosed Installation  

A Few Facts About Larionova:
Larionova describes herself as her favourite colour; yellow. On a Sunday she likes to indulge in Ernest Hemingway and JG Ballard, especially when it rains. Inspired by the work of Sophie Calle, she enjoys listening to Frank Sinatra's 'My Way' for the songs meaningful lyrics. Her favourite smells are the Underground in Paris and Moscow, tulips and home.

Please Find Enclosed

Despite being a recent Photography graduate from London College of Communication, Larionova, predominantly uses video and installation as her mediums. Larionova combines objects and processes that are recognizable in our daily experiences in order to comment on the relations between stillness and movement, duration and immobility. These intimate and softly presented narratives are made by the artist to test the limits of the mediums she works with. For instance in ‘Please Find Enclosed’, where the medium becomes almost a solid object. Larionova’s film pieces are delicately formed and considered in style. In her “Pleased Find Enclosed’ series we notice a golden light projected across stark landscapes with a curious structure. The context is clearly driven by sensitivity to the concept and intuition of the actions she wishes to capture.

Please Find Enclosed, Part 2

Exploring the dissolution of boundaries and indeterminacy between space and time, between still and moving, Larioniva presents beautifully her findings though the inner and outer of the installation forming a single continuum – one reason, as she explains, for why the medium of writing is used as an allegory for both photography and film. The process of writing is very similar to the process of recording with a film camera. In such a manner photography becomes the text, which is the carrier of meaning and an index. The whole narration is at risk, should the story be faced with the likes of a missing page. The questions and uncertainties evolving around still and moving are just starting points, the work does not stop there. It talks about the ideas of boundaries and separation on a much larger scale. ‘Please find enclosed’ represents to a certain extent my position as an artist and to the ideas that I express in this body of work. Rather than being separate from each other, still and moving are enclosed within one another.

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