For their show at Turku Kunsthalle, Andrey Bogush combines printed screenshots, found photographs, digital drawings and butterfly-shaped cut-outs. Employing the butterfly’s transformative character and its shape as a flat display for their disobedient imagery, Bogush presents a visceral introduction to their research on flesh and desire.
Andrey Bogush’s practice is informed by the digital condition of images and their shared consumption online. They probe the unstable nature of visual productions by transferring digital images onto various analogue materials. Taking photographs from their personal archive and the Internet, they develop pictorial compositions using digital manipulation and CGI technology. Manifesting these works from computer screen to exhibition space, by lending embodiment to digital structures, Bogush produces situations of discontent and detachment: self-alienation as an analogy for the life of images online.
Andrey Bogush (born 1987 in Saint Petersburg, Russia) is a visual and performance artist based in Helsinki, Finland. Their works have been performed and exhibited at Plato, Ostrava, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, PS120, Berlin, Titanik Gallery, Turku, SIC Space, Helsinki, Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, and internationally. Their work has been featured in Artforum, The British Journal Of Photography, and Foam Magazine, as well in the surveys Photography As Contemporary Art, published by Thames & Hudson, Photography is Magic, published by Aperture, and Unlocked, published by Atopos. They have been working in several residencies, including Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, Helsinki International Artist Program (HIAP), Helsinki, Sterna Art Project, Nisyros, Greece and Art Colony, Nida, Lithuania. Bogush holds a BFA and an MFA in Time and Space Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Arts Helsinki and a BFA in Psychology from Saint Petersburg State University.