Valery Orlov. Photography.


Valery was born in The Town of Ostrov, Pskov Region, Russia in 1946.  In 1969 he graduated from The Graphic Art Faculty of Moscow State Teachers' Training Institute. Works by Valery Orlov are in collections of the State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), the State Hermitage (St. Petersburg), the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow), and in other museum collections both in Russia and worldwide (Belgium, the USA, Germany, Italy, and France).

“With the help of a camera tool, I only consolidate the sensations of an event in the real, visible "physical" world, and record what is happening. I am restricted with the physical reality of this world. The visual image is just a reflection, not an expression of my feelings. I am amazed by optics, glass and lens magic. Something magical, “mystical” is happening there. There is a world of physical realities, which is not entirely clear to me. It seems to me that in photography you can use only the experience of artistic practice, ideas about composition, color harmonies, understanding of light, constructive patterns, skills acquired in the process of mastering photographic technologies, and so on. This technology itself provides different ways to simulate painting, graphics.

That is why with today's technologies using in photography, people with cultural experience have fantastic opportunities to express their emotions, feelings by taking pictures of the highest level and quality.

Time creates technologies, generates interest in them, changing the emphasis on their meaning: mural, mosaic, tempera, oil, engraving, etc. Nowadays, computer technologies not only help simulate and reproduce images, but also create biological reproductions and mechanical robots”

26.11 - 15.12.2019