Elena Artemenko, Lyudmila Baronina, Anna Pavlova, Diana Rubinstein: I feel warm and scared

OVCHARENKO presents the second group exhibition from the Young Blood Fries series featuring emerging Russian artists. Starting from October 23 works of Elena Artemenko, Lyudmila Baronina, Anna Pavlova and Diana Rubinstein will be on show.


Elena Artemenko

Elena Artemenko was born in 1988 in Krasnodar. Elena lives and works in Moscow. She graduated from the Rodchenko Moscow school of the Photography and Multimedia in 2013: workshop "New media: video and the art of new technologies". The main subject in Artemenko's video works is obsessive and borderline states. The subject of psychological obsession is also developed in kinetic installations — "attractions" from iron, wax and silicone.

Artemenko has for the first time completed a course of work on a stone In 2016 in summer Academy of the fine arts in Salzburg (Austria) and in quality of the sculptor, new to herself has begun to experiment with a corporality subject.

Winner of the Grand Prix Transmission Video Art Festival (2017); Grand Prix Brewhouse Art Prize (2017). Winner of the 1st prize of the Foresight Filmfestival in Germany (2016); Best Russian Video prize (2016) and a special mention of the jury of the international video art festival Now & After (2014). Grant holder of the Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates (2014); Kooshk Artist Residency Award, Iran (2015). WRO Biennale member (2017); Alternative Film / Video Festival, Serbia (2016); Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg (2015); European Media Art Festival (2017 and 2014); Oslo Screen Festival (2014).


Lyudmila Baronina

Born in 1988 in Poland, Baronina now works and lives in Russia. She has graduated from Art and Industry Academy of the Krasnodar State University of Culture and the Graphic art faculty of the Krasnodar State Univoersity.

Works on modern mythology creating alternative models of society and space development. In her projects Baronina reflects on the topic of asylum – she is trying to imagine other paths of human development and to foresee how the laws of the society can transform and mutate in the alternative economic and social cicrumstances.

In her graphic works Lyudmila Baronina implements the ideas of a new human being, reproduces fairytale plots, where the main characters are human sins.

Has taken part in exhibitions since 2014, among her personal exhibitions – the project “Let me in. I am here” (Parallel program of the 6th Moscow International biennale of young art 2018)


Anna Pavlova

Anna Pavlova was born in 1991. She became a co-founder of the brand Mineral Weather in 2011. In 2014 she has graduated from the Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Design and Applied Arts as a ceramicist in 2014.

Works in the field of modern sculpture with ceramics, metal and other materials, primarily using classical ceramis techniques such as hand moulding. Anna Pavlova explores various physical and natural forms: bones, internal organs, plants and animal bodies. She is interested in interacting with the world through plastic utterances at the level of a tactile sculptural language.

Pavlova's work is a reflection on the topic of excessive production and consumption and their mechanisms in modern society. Ceramics in sculptures is often combined with recycled materials. An ideal place to exhibit her works is supermarket shelves, landfills and post-production areas.

Participated in the Main Project of the 6th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art (2018) and other group exhibitions.


Diana Rubinstein

Diana Rubinstein was born in Moscow in 1998. Rubinstein has no professional art education. Her first participation in the exhibition was in 2018 at Moscow International Biennale of Young Art.

Her works are inspired by confessional poetry. Rubinstein explores trauma, isolation, crisis of identity and universal anxiety. In the drawings these extraordinary feelings are simplified, overgrown with new details and are turned into grotesque forms.

Rubinstein's works are not limited by the author's story. They are also a reflection of the deep characteristics of modernity such as information glut, selective social consciousness, self-digesting capitalism, the anticipation of technological singularity and post-adolescence which does not depend on the age.