Valery Katsuba photography exhibition


8 March – 20 June

ArtMost Foundation, 20 Charles St, London W1J 5DT



ArtMost Gallery announces its new exhibition "Velocius, altius, fortus" presenting work by contemporary Russian photographer Valery Katsuba. The show features images from Valery’s acclaimed series "Phiscultura" (1998-2008) and "Air Flight" (2010), as well as his new work.


“Phiscultura" and "Air Flight" came to life as a result of Valery’s research in the State Archives where he discovered images of athletes in sporting societies of the late Imperial Russia made by the prominent photographer of that time Karl Bulla, as well as heroic portraiture of athletes in the Soviet era.


Fascinated by the vintage pictures, Katsuba embarked on his own Iliad of exploring the power of body and the power of mind. The results of his explorations are the images fueled with mythological beauty and classical elegance. Unattainable, yet real, playful, but resolute - the heroes of Valery Katsuba’s photographs strike us with the dignity of their appearance as of classical sculpture recreated in flesh.


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