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Chernobyl Series - Pripyat Palace of Culture Gym - Limited Edition of 15

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Chernobyl Series - Pripyat Palace of Culture Gym - Limited Edition of 15 Photograph

Gina Soden

United Kingdom

Photography, Color on Paper

Size: 24 W x 17.6 H x 0 D in

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Gina visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone 3 times between 2015 and 2016. She was struck with the desolation of such a huge area and wanted to understand more about the nuclear disaster and the effects to those who lived in and around the zone. She has amassed a large collection of images which will eventually form a series. But for now, Gina is releasing this print in time for The Other Art Fair at Handyside Canopy in July in 2019, and will be donating £75 per small artwork sold to Chernobyl Children International. https://www.chernobyl-international.com/ and also £75 per small artwork sold to Clean Futures Fund - Dogs of Chernobyl. https://cleanfutures.org/ Shot through the Palace of Culture Gym, looking out to the iconic ferris wheel. Pripyat amusement park was due to be opened for the first time on 1 May 1986 in time for the May Day celebration, but this had to be cancelled on the 26th April when the Chernobyl disaster occurred a few kilometers away. Several sources report that the park was opened for a short time on 27 April before the announcement to evacuate the city was made to distract Pripyat residents from the unfolding disaster nearby. Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325gsm Giclee print, a premium quality paper, which is perfect for Gina Soden's brightly coloured and textured images. Fine Art Baryta paper has a similar foundation to that used in the past in traditional silver fibre prints. Its premium formulation allows for high image definition and 3-dimensional colour depth. The paper's unique glossy Baryta surface lends itself perfectly to saturated colour images. Edition of 15 with 2 A/P's. Also available in the larger size, Edition of 10 with 2 A/P's. Your print is produced direct from Gina Soden's studio who personally proofs and check the artwork. It will then be packaged and rolled in a tube sent by courier. Size includes a 2cm border so it is ready for framing. With your artwork there will be a signed & numbered certificate of authenticity. This can be affixed to the back of the print when framed

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Photography Print:Color on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:15

Size:24 W x 17.6 H x 0 D in

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At the heart of my photography is a preoccupation with abandoned structures and locations. Traveling widely to undisclosed sites throughout Europe, I explore the boundaries of beauty, decay, nostalgia and neglect. The genesis of each of my pieces is often the unique architectural character of each location, heightened by their painfully slow transformation after years of abandonment. Kate Bryan; 2012 "​Rather than taking a documentary approach, Soden breathes a sense of life into the scenes, hinting at narrative with studied compositions. Characteristically each image has a distinctly painterly aesthetic, side stepping the tendency that photography has for observational and distanced looking. Soden’s approach is lyrical and directs the viewer to explore the concepts of time and memory. The compositions feature derelict asylums, long since closed schools, ex-military compounds and famous city power stations in various stages of decay. The results are striking and poignant, at once both edgy in their contemporary aesthetic and nostalgic in their ruinous beauty. The work is underscored by the potential controversy of gaining unlicensed access to the out of bounds areas. Every image is a product of a journey, referring both to the physical demands of gaining entry and to the passing of time which is evident in the abandoned locations. Like the Romantic poets before her, Soden offers room to reflect on more romantic notions of beauty and a sense of calmness despite collapse and structural devastation"

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Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in London, London, London

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