SOLO Exhibition by Marat Mukhonkin
Curated by Irina Rusinovich
LOVE Liberation is a brand new exhibition by Moscow-born fashion photographer Marat Mukhonkin. This time the artist explores different angles of human sensuality that could be only met by chance. Fleeting moments, poses and glances captured in the nude photographs — is it voyeurism to look at the images that are so extracted from the context or rather a witness? Marat leaves the answer to the viewer, inviting us to enjoy the world of untainted senses and higher aesthetic pleasure.
Marat Mukhonkin, the artist: “Can a tender, sensual touch, the one that comes invisibly but imprints on the soul be a proper responsible action? No, it can’t — everything that carries romance and sweetness is wonderful because it’s a game of chance; all the rest is born out of violence towards oneself, one’s partner and human as a whole. The works I want to represent within the project have a very specific touch — it’s about a fraction of a second, a pure emotion that is yet free from the desire for power. An impulse can never be obliging, thus it’s so irresistible.”
About the Artist:
Born in Moscow in 1981. Entered the Faculty of Philology (Moscow State Pedagogical University) in 1998. Marat took up studio photography at the age of 17 — at 19 he started collaborating with modeling agencies as a freelance photographer. In 2003 the artist first worked with a fashion edition — NRG Magazine. From 2004 till 2019 Marat Mukhonkin has collaborated with dozens of glossies, among which are L’Officiel, Vogue, Instyle, GQ, Mini Glamour, Playboy, Purplehaze Magazine, Moulin Rouge, L-Optimum, Maxim and many other editions. On the record of the artist there are three solo exhibitions: L’Oréal Paris beauty show (2008), Show Package President Model Management (2011), Bosco Donna solo show (2014), let alone group exhibitions in museums and galleries and numerous publications in both print & online magazines.
The artist’s page: mukhonkin.com