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5 September 2016

Viennacontemporary preview: Russian artist Oleg Dou's porcelain-like photos seem to portrait people's souls

From 22 to 25 September, 112 galleries from 28 countries will present works by young and established artists at Marx Halle in Vienna. Part of the city's most important and Austria's largest art fair is the art-photography by Oleg Dou (born 1983 in Moscow, Russia), represented by the Spanish Galeria Senda (Barcelona). At the program, the gallery can be found under the title 'Reflections'.

Probably it will be worth to use one of the guided tours (English and German) through the huge exhibition halls. Curators will provide professional insights into the world of art as well as information about artists and their exhibited works - perhaps even about the activities of Galeria Senda and the photographs by Oleg Dou who creates the images at first with the camera and finalizes them on the computer. In the video (below), Oleg Dou speaks about his profession, says that he is interested in portraits following the esthetics of 'beauty' while transporting sadness, and how he began - inspired by fashion magazines - to paint over the photos on the computer.

On, Oleg Dou writes that it's important for him to do what he is doing "...'beautifully'; but more so as a tool that makes my ideas both interesting and workable."

fig.: 'Narcissus in Love' by Oleg Dou, 2014; represented by Galeria Senda at viennacontemporary 2016; C-print under Diasec, 160 x 120 cm. © Courtesy of Galeria Senda, Barcelona, Spain.

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