Leni Smoragdova

December 8, 2017 by Laura Gomez

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Artist: Leni Smoragdova
Israel

Photography
Size: 18.1 H x 27.6 W x 0.4 in

Price: $790

Art Description:

Photography: Digital and Color on Paper.

the face of the power – the queen

Subjects: Pop Culture/Celebrity
Styles: Abstract Expressionism, Modern, Portraiture
Mediums: Digital, Color

About Leni Smoragdova:

About 6 years ago I began my art research about hidden faces inside modern society. I called this project Transaction. I look through different edges of the society: social, politic and etc Art transaction (Wiki, Financial transaction, an agreement, communication, or movement carried out between a buyer and a seller to exchange an asset for payment), The philosophy of art transaction arose as a reaction to the cult of the “Golden calf” of the generations of the 80’s – 00’s, thereby, in the opinion of transaction, put people in the condition of loss of spiritual realities and propaganda “hidden faces”.
I would like to propose that people from around the world submit their unique visions of “Hidden Faces.” #Selfie a popular manifestation of identity on social media like Facebook and Instagram. Taking Selfie idea and turning it into #HiddenFaces would be a declaration and depiction of critical reality as a litmus test: Transaction goes beyond just an image or idea, it would create a cluster of images and self-expressions that connect people from around the world and prove it’s real. This would make an international statement of “Transaction Network Art” on a global stage.

Education:
* The Smolensk’s University in RU
* The University of the Art in London

EXHIBITIONS:

Smoragdova is the author of the Transaction Art’s ideas.
2017 – The candidate for governor, Sverdlovsk region, Russia
2017 – HUMAN RIGHTS? #H2O, Italy
2017 – Art-exhibition, Trinitapoli, Italy
2017 – Museums at Night, Yekaterinburg gallery of modern art, Russia
2017 – Fashion week, Russia
2016- Women in Photo, London
2016 – art-exhibition, Oblaka, Ufa, Moscow, Russia
2016 – Performance, NCCA, Russia
2016, July – Museo Degli Ipogei, Trinitapoli, Italy
2016, May – Museums at Night, Russia
2016, Feb – Fashion week
2015 – HUMAN RIGHTS?, Italy
2014 – till now – “THE CITY NEEDS WARM”, Russia
2015, Sep – Biennale, NCCA Russia
2015, July 15-25 – Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival / Venice, Italy /
Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi,
2014 – The Armory show, NY
2013 – On-line Top 30 Saatchi’s Artists, London
2012 – GAA, Amsterdam
2010-2012 – Worked with Madonna as an artist for her show.

contact: lauracig@gmail.com