Concept / Art / Confession
Oleg Shobin - author and ideological inspirer of Concept / Art / Confession, which creates works in collaboration with other artists.
"Such a format was chosen because of the desire to implement large ideas, large forms, so I looked for and invited people who could be colleagues, partners in some implementations, events."
“Reconstruction No. 1”
This is a unique and one of the most complex photographic techniques.We wanted to create works in a unique technique, which practically no one uses - a manual silver-gelatin print on a tree of huge formats. In Minsk, this was not, we did not find. Under this basic idea was chosen a man who was supposed to work in unison with me. And so, the only person who approached the implementation of this task successfully was Aleksey Shlyk. I wanted to show something independently beautiful, and at the same time, meaningful. This is a staged photo that lined up like a film frame of complex shape, with doubles, light, preparation, more preparation, samples and, in the end, we received a negative, which was exactly what was needed, wanted to get. The task was simple, and at the same time new. Different people helped us to form laboratories, to find huge, necessary for this kind of work, photo-magnifiers and much more. All this was long, painful, but interesting. The project “Reconstruction No. 1” is about six months of daily work, and shooting is only a small part of what is work for such a project.