EESTI FOTOKUNSTIMESS 2014
PHOTOGRAPHIC ART FAIR 2014

Maria Kapajeva

Home grown amateur photography ‒ be it the odd group photograph, party pictures or so-called home porn ‒ has always intrigued professional photographers in terms of aesthetics. On the other hand, photography has, to an equal extent, been restrained by rules about how photographs can and/or cannot be taken. Professor of photography Peeter Linnap has even coined a special concept, “hullud fotod” (crazy photos), to describe aberrations from orthoscopy.

Titled “Interiors” and based on material collected on the internet, the digital collages by Maria Kapajeva are an interpretation of a set of Eastern European home grown photographs with an erotic undertone as an attempt to assimilate into Western society. It is like a kind of camouflage. The pop art elements added to the photographs by the artist, however, add another, unexpected significance to the whole series.

www.mariakapajeva.com

 

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MARIA KAPAJEVA. Interiors. 2013. Collage, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable. Edition: 10+2AP

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MARIA KAPAJEVA. Interiors. 2013. Collage, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable. Edition: 10+2AP

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MARIA KAPAJEVA. Interiors. 2013. Collage, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable. Edition: 10+2AP

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MARIA KAPAJEVA. Interiors. 2013. Collage, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable. Edition: 10+2AP

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MARIA KAPAJEVA. Interiors. 2013. Collage, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable. Edition: 10+2AP

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MARIA KAPAJEVA. Interiors. 2013. Collage, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable. Edition: 10+2AP

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MARIA KAPAJEVA. Interiors. 2013. Collage, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable. Edition: 10+2AP

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MARIA KAPAJEVA. Interiors. 2013. Collage, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable. Edition: 10+2AP

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MARIA KAPAJEVA. Interiors. 2013. Collage, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable. Edition: 10+2AP

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MARIA KAPAJEVA. Interiors. 2013. Collage, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable. Edition: 10+2AP

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MARIA KAPAJEVA. Interiors. 2013. Collage, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable. Edition: 10+2AP

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MARIA KAPAJEVA. Interiors. 2013. Collage, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable. Edition: 10+2AP

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MARIA KAPAJEVA. Interiors. 2013. Collage, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable. Edition: 10+2AP

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MARIA KAPAJEVA. Interiors. 2013. Collage, Inkjet print. Dimensions variable. Edition: 10+2AP