Breathe to heave Photography - Renat Renee-Ell

Characteristics of the Photography “Breathe to heave”

Year of creation2018
Dimensions48 W × 32 H × 0.1 D   cm
Type of artphotography

Description of the Artwork “Breathe to heave”

Breathe to heave series The project reveals the state of detachment and alienation by means of metaphor. The metamorphosis into a fish is the materialization of repressed experiences, with a chance to influence anything, the meaninglessness of existence. I wanted to express subconscious emotion and mix reality with a bizarre combination of objects to reflect a dreamlike state. Vika (the model) turning into a fish carries in itself a reference to “The Metamorphosis,” a novella written in 1915 by Franz Kafka. Franz Kafka is one of my favorite authors, whose writing provides connection and resonates deeply with me. It was easy for me to draw inspiration from his works. To some extent, my series can be considered a tribute to “The Metamorphosis.”

Breathe to heave

Original photo, 48×32 cm, 2018
The artwork has been sold
About the artist

Art photographer from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Makes conceptual series, using minimalistic forms and fine shades, telling stories through metaphors. Finalist Best of Russia` 2016. Participant NordArt 2017.