is a Ukrainian photographer living in London who regularly returns to her native land to take pictures that bring out the spirituality of its mundane objects and scenes. Her remarkably evocative pictures use a mixture of abstraction and representation to create an enigmatic depth and height suggesting a reality beyond that of the things actually shown. LATEST NEWSArtist Talk and Gallery Tour
Light House Media Centre
23 Jan 13, 5:30pm
Final year photography students have been given the chance to work with contemporary photographer, Alina Kisina, as part of their studies. Full articleNEW WORK - SOLO SHOW
City of Home
commissioned by Light House Media Centre
on show until 25 Jan 13. INTERVIEWat Light House about the creative process behind City of HomeLISTEN
to an early interview on BBC Radio Scotland 'Radio Cafe'
in December 2008, in which Alina talks about growing up in Ukraine and her journey into photography and the relationship between her three bodies of work - 'Inner Space', 'Kolya and Others' and 'City of Home'.WATCH
a short presentation by Prof Raoul Eshelman
on Alina Kisina's work. READ
Alina Kisina's Artist Statement:
On Becoming a Photographer
'Having been brought up in a rather conservative family
and trained as a linguist I never questioned my beliefs, tastes
or occupation until a single event drew a line between 'Before'
and 'After' and the power of visual language revealed itself to me.
I suddenly became intrigued by mysteries and the spiritual
qualities of things, realising the potential of visual discoveries
made within this extraordinary means of communication.
Photography became an obsession and a way of finding my
place in the world.
I do not convey facts but merely suggestions, questions and
emotions, relying primarily on my sincerity, the force with which I
myself feel the emotion I transmit, to help me infect the viewer
and share my interrelated but universal concerns.
I prefer not to intellectualise my work but admit the role
philosophy played in my education I cannot escape the categories
of time and space that give me the illusion of replacing the material
world with the world of ideas.'RESEARCHPerformatism in Contemporary Photography: Alina Kisina
Academic Article by Raoul Eshelamn (Munich), Series New Critical Approaches, ARTmargins