Thursday, January 15, 2015

Maria - One God


Maria - One God, 2015

Sharapova's recent picture with Koala during Brisbane International left me mindless I wanted to make something about her straight on. I find her media image really calming and attractive, and love the fact that she takes non-political stand in a way of not making statement though acts explicitly. I am keen to look at her commercial use of Russian background, but think it makes her complicit in violence propagated by Russian state. This is what I'm keen to explore since starting to make work about Alina Kabaeva.
Cut-outs from some Kadyrov's pictures are important here (he's a president of Chechen republic in Russia, who recently called to burn down houses of families of suspected separatists), so this is why "One God"  is in title.