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Dariia Migalova: New Reflections October 20 – October 21, 2022

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Text by: L u c a s  P a n t o j a

Dariia Migalova: New Reflections October 20 - October 21, 2022

October 20, 2022 – What can be said of the artist Dariia Migalova? Well, she found her talent early on in oil painting and later studied graphic arts at the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg where she saw success exhibiting her works in numerous shows. Yet, through her own lust for life and a dissatisfaction with the rigid structure of academia, she left the institution in pursuit of a less restrictive artistic environment.

What can be said of the photographer, Dariia Migalova? While in art school, before her time at the academy, she went on a trip with her class and became close with an uplifting professor who introduced her to shooting landscape photography with manual lenses; only, the landscape they’d be photographing was a gulag. After years of documenting that which disgusted her, she’d transition into fashion photography to capture images of the garments she’d designed. Since then, she has seen success shooting editorials and covering events for independent fashion publications, always with a painterly eye.

What can be said of Dariia Migalova, the artist and photographer? Not to be overly dramatic, but almost nothing… She is a blank canvas, a full roll of Kodak film with a story ready to write itself. I, however, have been given the honor of writing the introduction to her very first solo exhibition.

New Reflections – the title of Migalova’s debut exhibition says it all. A title which might suit the return of a veteran artist making a comeback later in life, this is the first exhibition in Migalova’s career, and for that reason it suits her even more aptly so. Without revealing too much of the title’s meaning, it is ‘new’ because this is a new side of Dariia we are now acquainted with.

Each of the 18 works or ‘reflections’ have plenty to tell, and what do we associate with newness if not excitement for the next chapter as well as fear and anxiety of the unknown? Because if something is new it should be outside of one’s comfort zone and possess some hint of riskiness or danger – which Dariia represents through the drowning of both her camera and subjects to capture her otherworldly images.

To elaborate briefly on the 18 works in the catalogue, they are all considered part of one photography exhibition, although, in composition, they are technically digital collages made up of Dariia’s underwater photographs. What began as an effort to separate herself from her work in editorial and classical fashion photography became the experimentation of making all elements within a composition the main subject. This later evolved into photographs distancing themselves from themselves, and a questioning of the medium and Dariia’s relationship with it.

In turn, the process of creating these artworks revealed both answers and more questions (as well as an interesting connection to Dariia’s home birth which she can tell you more about). The frames captured were then manipulated in shape, size, and form, and, in some works, printed into plastic blobs which occupy varying perspectives of their surroundings. This blended collage style is, no doubt, informed by her background as an oil painter. When all works are assembled together, an empty room blossoms into the world of textures painted by her lens. Her photography becomes an entirely new environment we enter into.

It is important to note that all the photographs in this exhibition were taken in Berlin, a city both chaotic and free, where souls come to wander about and if they’re lucky, successfully recreate themselves. With New Reflections Dariia has provenly done so, and in conjunction with her self-re-creation, now finds herself leaving Berlin. Though not due to her own accord but, rather, the city is spitting her out. These 18 works capture this metamorphosis of Dariia and serve to document it; as she came to Berlin during a very particular period in her ‘20s, during a very particular time in the world. We see how she took from the city, gave to the city, and is now made to depart.

When I first met Dariia, we were accompanying each other to the Louise Bourgeois exhibition at Gropius Baus. As I bid farewell to Dariia and her time in Berlin, it will be at another exhibition, but this time, her own.

Xi Zhou “No one’s ever tried to cover them”

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No one’s ever tried to cover them

Photographer: Xi Zhou @tooosalt
Stylist: Adekemi J. Savage @adekemiJSavage
Makeup artist: Caterin Urena @cateurena
Hairstylist: Cassandra Normil @hairbycassy
Model: Kokie Childers @kokie
Agency:@Dreamlandagency
Assistant: Weihan Zhou @z.w.han

Designers

@ Pipenco
@Flat Apartment
@Como Si Fueran Dioses
@Marithé Francois Girbaud
@MonSecret
@Ann Demeulemeester
@DKNY

Zipper Top – Ann Demeulemeester; Bra – DKNY; Skirt – Como Si Fueran Dioses

Tunic Dress- Pipenco; Shoes- Flat Apartment

Zipper Top – Ann Demeulemeester; Bra – DKNY; Skirt – Como Si Fueran Dioses

Tunic Dress- Pipenco; Shoes- Flat Apartment

Tunic Dress- Pipenco; Shoes- Flat Apartment

Corset – MonSecret; Skirt – Como Si Fueran Dioses; Top + skirt – Como Si Fueran Dioses; Boots- Marithé Francois Girbaud

Top + skirt – Como Si Fueran Dioses; Boots- Marithé Francois Girbaud

Kamilla Hasanova „History of the House of the Bride“

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History of the House of the Bride

More than a century ago, in a provincial town, a young merchant built a luxurious house with unique architecture for his bride, which unfortunately did not become their ancestral home. The inhabitants of the city still compose legends about the fate of its owners, and the building itself is currently in need of restoration.

Wardrobe Stylist: Style & art directing @_aigulkassenova_
Model: Model & Mua @sonelllll
Fashion Designer: Upcycling @victoria_zmlv
Photographer: Камилла Хасанова @kama_photo_

The stylist @_aigulkassenova_ was responsible for the image . Dress and kalfak sewed by Victoria @victoria_zmlv .The dress was altered from an old wedding dress – upcycling.

Walter Worch „A ROSE BLOOMS IN SHADOW“

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A ROSE BLOOMS IN SHADOW

Assistant: Grace Dolan
Photographer: Walter Worch @thescandalouswolfgang
Wardrobe Stylist: Lex Stan @lexstan
Makeup Artist: Michelle Ramirez @michellecarolinamua
Hair Stylist: Stephany Suzelle @stephanysuzelle
Model: Cecilia Soriano @Genetics NYC @cecisorian

Gloves -Dries Van Noten; Pants – SAINT LAURENT

Gloves -Dries Van Noten; Pants – SAINT LAURENT; shirt: COMME DES GARÇONS

Gloves -Dries Van Noten; Pants – SAINT LAURENT

Jacket SALISA; Pants- BRUNELLO CUCINELLI

Dress – VISHNYAKOVA; Boots- PHILIP LIM

Dress – VISHNYAKOVA; Boots- PHILIP LIM

Vaidas Jokubauskas „I Will Be“

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I WILL BE

Model: Gin @gin_salemo
Wardrobe Stylist: Vainotas Jakstas @vainotas_ 
Photographer: Vaidas Jokubauskas  @vaidas_jokubauskas

Blazer ZARA Blouse MASSIMO DUTTI Trousers COS Shoes CELINE

Blazer ZARA Blouse MASSIMO DUTTI Trousers COS Shoes CELINE

Coat MAS924 Shoes MANGO; Blazer MASSIMO DUTTI T-Shirt SANDRO Shorts MAJE Shoes MANGO

Blazer ZARA Shoes MANGO; Blazer ZARA Blouse MASSIMO DUTTI Trousers COS Shoes CELINE

Blazer MASSIMO DUTTI T-Shirt SANDRO Shorts MAJE Shoes MANGO

Blazer MASSIMO DUTTI T-Shirt SANDRO Shorts MAJE Shoes MANGO; Blazer ZARA Blouse MASSIMO DUTTI Trousers COS Shoes CELINE

Blazer MASSIMO DUTTI T-Shirt SANDRO Shorts MAJE Shoes MANGO

Alex Léal „CREPUSCULO SU MILANO“

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CREPUSCULO SU MILANO

Photography & Styling: Alex Léal @talkingtothemoonstudio @ioalexleal
Model: Carlos Arrieta @carlosarrieta_

Coat : Covert / @covert_brand Pant : Covert / @covert_brand; Shirt : Royalty Of Rock / @royaltyofrock Pant : Covert / @covert_brand

Top : Covert / @covert_brand Pant : Royalty Of Rock / @royaltyofrock Shoes : Vintage

Sweater : Covert / @covert_brand Shirt : Maison Kitsuné / @maisonkitsune Short Pant : Royalty Of Rock / @royaltyofrock Shoes : Timberland / @timberland

Shirt : Royalty Of Rock / @royaltyofrock Pant : Covert / @covert_brand Shoes : Vintage

Top : Covert / @covert_brand Pant : Royalty Of Rock / @royaltyofrock

Sweater : Covert / @covert_brand Shirt : Maison Kitsuné / @maisonkitsune Short Pant : Royalty Of Rock / @royaltyofrock Shoes : Timberland / @timberland

Coat : Covert / @covert_brand Pant : Covert / @covert_brand; Coat : The Frankie Shop / @thefrankieshop Short Pant : Royalty Of Rock / @royaltyofrock Shirt : Ami / @amiparis Shoes : Timberland / @timberland

Jacket : The Frankie Shop / @thefrankieshop Pant : The Frankie Shop / @thefrankieshop

LORENZO ORTOLANI „UNUSUAL BEACHWEAR“

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UNUSUAL BEACHWEAR

PH: @lorenzo_orto
STYLIST: @sofia_agnese
MODELS: @clindiebi @carmen_balosin @sickburnett
MUA: @alaskasg_mua
HAIRSTYLIST: @valeriadaidone
ASSISTANT: @majamphotos
AGENCY CARMEN: @uptown.models
AGENCY STEFANO: @uptown.models
AGENCY CLAUDIA:@persona.milano

DRESS: @giada_fd

DRESS: @giada_fd

DRESS: STYLIST ARCHIVE SHOES: STYLIST ARCHIVE BELT: @giada_fd; DRESS: @bertiniasja

DRESS: @giada_fd; DRESS: @giada_fd

PANTS & SHIRT: @deformazione_del_cranio; DRESS: @deformazione_del_cranio SUNGLASSES: DOLCE & GABBANA

DRESS: @giada_fd; ALL: STYLIST ARCHIVE

Dariia Migalova „VOSS MECHANIC 2077“

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VOSS MECHANIC 2077

“elucidating the process of reversion from the idea of normalcy into the sophisticated imperfections, describing a futurist world in the year 2077“
Photographed by Dariia Migalova @dariiamigalova.ph
Design: Elie Manuel ™ Fall/Winter 22 @eliemanuelofficial
Models: Sophia Petricenko @_misssophia Finja Löchtermann @finjalöchtermann
Styling: Vera Yoice @verayoice
Make-Up: Chris Antina @antinachrist_mua

Tatiana Malinnikowa „Daydreaming“

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Daydreaming

Photography Tatiana Malinnikowa @tatiana_malinnikowa
Model Wiktoria Majewska @wiki_majewska
Model Agency @ecmanagement
Mua Klaudia Sadoch @sadochklaudia
Stylist Katarzyna Spietelun @katarzyna_spietelun_
Hair stylist Aleksa Miller @aleksa.miller.756 Tatiana Kocherha @kocherga333
Photo assistant Julianna Gąsecka @_curlyphotos

Designers:
@arthouseofaleks
@annaszalkiewicz
@renata_ramola
@jagoda_staniszewska
@kasia_hubinska
@wsuffka_ozdoby
@magdalenanowak_clothes
@zwyrtech
@zbikowska_official

Bow bag Monika Żbikowska @zbikowska_official

Skirt and blouse Aleksandra Kubiak @arthouseofaleks

Top and skirt Jagoda Staniszewska @jagoda_staniszewska

Body and skirt Jagoda Staniszewska @jagoda_staniszewska

Dress Katarzyna Hubinska @kasia_hubinska Jewellery Dominika Deręgowska @wsuffka_ozdoby

Top and skirt Jagoda Staniszewska @jagoda_staniszewska

Dress Magdalena Nowak @magdalenanowak_clothes Jewellery Zwyrtech @zwyrtech @zbikowska_official

Total Look Monika Żbikowska @zbikowska_official

Blouse Anna Szałkiewicz @annaszalkiewicz Pants Renata Ramola @renata_ramola

In November 2022 HAZE GALLERY will introduce 8 of our artists at Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg

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In November 2022 HAZE GALLERY will introduce 8 of our artists at Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg

AAF HAMBURG LOCATION: Hamburg Messe
ARTISTS: Irina Drozd, Ming Lu, Mathias Escotto Gadea,  Kristina Okan, Marina Wittemann, Kleber Cianni, Lasha Tchelashvili, Victoria Rosenman
EXHIBITION STAND: F9 November 10 – 13th, 2022 | Opening November 10th, 2022 | Hamburg Messe Eingang West, Halle A3, 20357 Hamburg, Germany

In November  2022 HAZE GALLERY will introduce 8 of our artists at Affordable Art Fair , Hamburg .This is the forth time HAZEGALLERY participating  in an Art Fair and it’s very exciting and honorable. We selected 8 of our artists and they are very different, but all of them have an unique original style, artistic language and, as we expect, will be interesting for visitors of the Fair and art connoisseurs from all over the world.

ABOUT AFFORDABLE ART FAIR

The very first edition of the Affordable Art Fair took place in London’s Battersea Park in October 1999. Ten thousand art lovers descended upon the fair to browse and buy thousands of original contemporary paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints in a relaxed and friendly environment. The Company now hold fairs in 10 cities around the world including London, New York, Hong Kong, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Brussels, Singapore Stockholm, Melbourne and Sydney. Each year we welcome over 185,000 art enthusiasts to our fairs globally, where they can discover a mix of local, national and international galleries showcasing a wide array of affordable artworks by established artists and rising stars.

MARINA WITTEMANN

Marina WitteMann, being a synesthete, feels the world a little deeper and more fully than the other persons, she sees in color the emotional states of surrounding people, vivid experiences, pain, anger and euphoria. That is why the works she created strive to break out of the framework of generally accepted art forms. That which had no volume, breaks through the two-dimensional space, color acquires shape, paper — texture, depth. Each work is an outspoken image formed through the prism of the artist’s perception, through the fusion of several sensory levels at once.

KRISTINA OKAN

In her works, Kristina examinse the beauty and fragility of the natural world. Her sculptural language is rooted in classical European traditions of porcelain art, engaging with themes of beauty, biomorphism, and notions of the micro and macrocosm. One of her main ideas is to capture the transformation of ephemeral brittle beauty into petrified porcelain forms that will stay like little eternal monuments of delight and celebration of life. Inspired by Renaissance traditional still lives with their visual relish of objects, she creates sensual biomorphic shapes formed from repetitive and fractal modules.

Mathias Escotto Gadea

Visual artist and photographer. He studied at the National School of Fine Arts Institute of UDELAR and the Torres García School in Montevideo, Uruguay. He studied at the Photography Center and Uruguay´s Photo Club. He has participated in numerous seminars, workshops, and panels on photography and history in Latin America and Europe.

Ming Lu

Ming Lu’s works include photography, installation, performance, and more traditional media – porcelain and embroidery. Her recent works play on the tension between contemporary art and traditional Chinese craftsmanship. As Made-in-China mass production became a global industrial phenomenon, the artist works closely with the handicraft that is known to be slow, inaccurate, time and labor consuming, almost forgotten but are deep- rooted. Lu’s works reflect her cultural identity, which combines enduring attachments to China, the country of her birth and to Europe, where she studied art.

Irina Drozd

Lives and works in St. Petersburg and Pasca (Hungary)

In her paintings, Irina Drozd depicts a fantasy world filled with amazing creatures and characters: her toy monsters at the same time touch and frighten, sometimes enchanting, and presented to the viewer on silver platters can cause disgust at all. The heroines of her paintings are almost always girls, girls, women – often in pairs or doubles, with animals or monsters. The artist explores the nature of femininity, modern stereotypes, and new archetypes of femininity, and also often refers to the theme of childhood and play.

From 2016 to the present, he has been on the list of the Russian investment art rating 49ART. Group and individual exhibitions were held in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Lyon, and Budapest. The artist’s works were exhibited at the Moscow and Krasnoyarsk Biennales of Contemporary Art. She took part in the residencies of the Marino Marini Museum in Florence, the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, as well as in the Berlin Higher Art School Berlin Weissensee School of Art.

The artist’s works are in the collections of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the State Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, the State Center for Contemporary Art in Krasnoyarsk, as well as in private Russian and foreign collections.

Lasha Tchrelashvili

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, 1990
since 2020 lives and works in Berlin

Painting process is a kind of a thinking process to me.
Sometimes you get distracted, other times you’re fully invested. It’s a dynamic process both emotionally and conceptually. My paintings are products of this thinking process which I then observe. Through these observations I analyze my internal, spiritual state and my position in relation to the universe.

Kleber Cianni

I like to observe and collect objects that are discarded because they awaken my creativity and imagination, provoking deep reflections about the community that lives there, what it consumes, what it cares for, from the garbage it produces.

I offer myself as an instrument for the transformation and reframing of this material that is no longer useful, a channel to relive and tell its story, through my art.

Victoria Rosenman

(born 1986 in St. Petersburg) lives and works in Berlin. After studying art in Switzerland, she received a PIC Selected scholarship for her project About Destroying a Muse. She works with multimedia and her works are represented in private collections, galleries and museums.

My art tells of an eternally human experience: the high-risk, horribly illusory beauty of relationships, power and dependence, destruction and creation, obsession and surrender.
The leitmotif is the transformative gaze of mutual exploration between the artist and the people surrounding her.

Who are you? What do you see in me? What could I be for you?
And: What would I be without you? How far will you go? What will you allow? How do you release the emotional tension? Do we reach the contemplative level of absolute art, or do we crash?