Azamat Akhmadbaev will be exhibiting his triptych 'Schizophrenia.' "Schizophrenia (tryptich)" is a part of my project "stories" which I've begun in the first months of this year. Three images (analogy with tryptichs of Francis Bacon) is the images of another reality - the reality of TV, and tell a story. I would like to show this reality through my glitch artworks and offer to understand of covered elements of that broadcast on TV. I hope that viewer could find all elements and full the gapes of his reality.
These images were taken during a difficult time for my country, Russia, because between 2014-2015 there were many problems: devaluation of ruble, continued crisis in Ukraine, encreasing of negative between of different groups of population and etc. And TV (such as in every country) was a main tool to show these processes for many of us. All names of tryptichs refer to either mental illness, or the stories of well-known figures of ancient myphs and works in literature."
Azamat Akhmadbaev is a self-taught artist whom explores what it means to produce digital art. Using a variety of traditional and technological processes, he produces everything from macro-glitch photographs to distorted scan paintings. His eye-catching works play with a color vibrancy existing only online and his use of line is striking. Living and working in Saint Petersburg, Russia, he works is the gap between glitch, abstraction, minimalism and graphic art. He is also a founder/editor-in-chief of dontpostme magazine - a magazine about contemporary art.
Be sure to catch Azamat Akhmadbaev's work at Internet Art Gallery, opening November 21st.
What was your earliest experience with the internet?
My earliest experience with internet was in the beginning of 2000s. I was so young and didin't understand that internet could be so powerful tool for express yourself. My conscious experiences with internet was in 2012 when I'd begun to publish a digital magazine and than in 2013 when I've started to publish my digital artworks on tumblr.
When were you first aware of having a public identity?
It was occured in the beginning of 2014 when my glitch artwork was promoted on Tumblr Radar. It was so exciting and in this moment I understood that I can express myself in art.
How does your online identity affect your real world identity?
My online identity and real world identity are linked directly because in ordinary life I try to be yourself and in online I show my experiments in art, find new contacts in art community and connect with great artists who make amazing things. I think my online identity helps me to become a good artist and find new ways to experiments.
To find out more about this artist you can check out his website at: http://akhmadbaev.tumblr.com/
all images copyright of Azamat Akhmadbaev.