Victoria Pidust: What Is Happening On The Sun

Victoria Pidust

Artwork’s Title: What is happening on the sun

Materials Used: Print on glossy film

Studio Based: Berlin

Victoria Pidust, What is happening on the sun, 2020, Print on glossy film, 187,5 x 150 cm

Can you tell us about the process of making your work?

Those particular works are based on photogrammetry and digital interpretation of a reality with errors as much as digital opportunities of creation a picture. All objects randomly catched, randomly scanned, randomly put together from random reality.

How would you define your work in a few words (ideally in 3 words)?

Hyperreality / expressive digital photography.

Although I am still using a lot of scanned analogue photography, has been done by me.

How did you come up with the idea of ‘What is happening on the sun ? Is there any story behind this artwork?

1. I couldn’t print the work in 2019 in a big size to show it. The name came from this challenge.

2. From docu film about the sun.

3.Because of the white palm in the middle of the picture, which I have photographed for photogrammetry  in winter in Paris.

Do specific artworks have been created by random experiments in your studio or do you always come up with a particular concept or narrative in the very beginning?

They have been created by a randomness of everything around, influenced by surfaces and variety of the material world

Is there any particular theme that utterly triggers you to engage your art with?

There is no theme, there is a technical approach to combine my opportunity to take notice of objects with a camera and asking a software algorithm to show me an ‚own point of view‘ on reality with errors. I would compare it with a creation of a digital reality and taking shoots there.

What would be the best way to exhibit your work?

I am searching for it. Probably it could be big big  lightboxes / screens / alu-dibond plates / wallpapers / paper.

Can you mention any artists you, lately or generally, take inspiration from?

Aaron Scheer, Albert Oehlen, Andreas Gursky, Arno Beck, Avery Singer, Cindy Sherman, Hanna Sophie Dunkelberg, Henry Matisse, Johannes Bosisio, Katharina Grosse, Katja Novitskova, Lukas Glinkowski,  Manuel Resch & Maximilian Maria Willeit, Marta Vovk, Peter Doig, Thomas Ruff, Volo Bevza, Wolfgang Tillmans.

Do you ever wonder if additional work was needed, when an artwork’s making process is finished?

It could be so easy in a digital area, but NO.

What about the place where you work? What’s your studio space look like?

Everywhere could be a place for work and to reacting. Public and private spaces, internet and nature, digital space. My studio is located in Berlin Weißensee.

What does your mum think about your art?

She is liking me on Instagram.

Which exhibition did you visit last?

Online show CTM Festival, online show Tomas Ruff in K20

Cindy Sherman in Sprüth Magers Berlin

Space is time‘ by Andreas Gursky in Sprüth Magers Berlin

Which are your plans for the near future?

Group show at Gallery Andreae JudithAND THAT’S A GOOD THING‘.

Additional Artworks

Victoria Pidust, What is happening on the sun, 2020, Print on glossy film, 187,5 x 150 cm, Photo by Luis Bortt
Victoria Pidust, Print me if you can II, 2019, Print on the paper mounted on alu-dibond 159 x 110 cm
Victoria Pidust, Winter palm, 2020, Print on posters, 400 x 300 cm
Story Behind The Painting | Interview with Victoria Pidust
Victoria Pidust, Orange, 2020, Inkjet print on alu-dibond, 80 x 120 cm


All images courtesy of the artist

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