Boris Kirpotin

Greece

Boris Kirpotin was born in Athens in 1968. He studied photography in Greece and in France. In 1992 he began his professional career with high quality black & white printing. At that time he also experimented with printing methods of the 19th century (salted paper, albumen printing, platinum printing). Since 1998, he has primarily photographed artwork. He collaborates with artists, galleries, art collectors, museums and institutions. His first exhibition, titled "A Moment", was hosted by the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography in 2008.

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This project consists of five big scale canvas cylinders, of 7 m. approximately in diameter, suspended from a ceiling. These canvas cylinders will rise 50 cm above the floor, in order for the feet of the people who are inside them,to be visible. On each canvas cylinder two images of 360° each are printed,one on the outside and one on the inside. The observers will be able to enter the cylinders by means of an opening. "In the cycle of life,between birth and death,frost means nothing without heat,flood without drought,darkness without light. Everything is defined in terms of its opposite-or even exists by cause of it.
On the endlessly revolving Earth,day succeeds night, motion disrupts..."

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