elysium gallery & ESPY Photo Award Launches Two New Virtual Exhibitions by ESPY 2019 Award Winners Eduard Korniyenko and Igor Tereshkov.
Walls of Putin, an exhibition by Eduard Korniyenko, winner of the ESPY Digital Prize 2019, and Red Heat by Igor Tereshkov, Winner of the Analogue Prize 2019 are now both live at our new virtual College Street Gallery.
Walls of Putin by Eduard Korniyenko explores the centuries deep tradition of place portraits with the subject of prominent leaders on the walls of Russia. Traditionally, it is an honour to show pictures of powerful leaders in domestic spaces, and how the current president is part of the personal lives of Russians. Born in Stavropol, Russia, in 1974. Eduard Korniyenko became a professional photographer in 2000. In 2002 he joined the Russian Union of Journalists. At present Korniyenko is a full-time photo-correspondent for regional news agency Pobeda26 and a REUTERS Contractor Photographer. His work as a photojournalist has focused on developments in Northern Caucasus, which has experienced ethnic and intercultural conflict and political and economic instability.
Red Heat by Igor Tereshkov presents an abstract impression of both human and physical existence during the global pandemic of COVID-19. Shooting with a thermal camera, Tereshkov documents his life in Moscow during quarantine and his vaccinations. Working in mixed media including documentary photography, experimenting with different photo process and mediums. In his practice, Tereshkov often researches themes of environment, ecology, and the Anthropocene, and is based in Moscow.
Artist Zoom talks:
Eduard Korniyenko – Weds 21st April, 7.30pm
Igor Tereshkov – Weds 28th April, 7.30pm
The exhibitions and information on accessing the talks are on our websites –