Viktor Senkov unites conceptual photography, video art and music in one space to reveal the idea of image transformation in the context of new media, enhancing their impact and transforming the viewer's mind. The images were taken directly from the screen while the video was playing. The transformation of a streaming video with adult content was made only by changing camera angles while taking photos, using different depth of field, color errors and tracking distortions on the monitor. The Transformation project disproves the authenticity of the nature of photography. Experimenting with techniques and media, the author discovers the unique pictorial nature of the image, which exists on the edge between the concrete and authentic representation of reality and the non-figurative visual. The image balances between the abstract and the material. Pulsating shapes, smooth lines, color spots, and gradients create the illusion of movement, supported by the speculative dynamics of the original material.
The project includes photography, “Transformation Manifesto” and video art.
“The artist takes an object and transforms it into art.
The artist can take anything or anybody and transform them into art.
The artist can completely change the spectator’s view on events and facts.
The artist easily transforms the beauty and the ugliness of humans and their actions into something opposite.
The artist changes the form, appearance, and nature of characters to create something different.
The artist perceives reality as an endless flow of frames and transforms it, so nothing reminds the spectator about the action on the screen.
Even the artist can forget the initial source.
The artist expresses the idea of transformation.”
Victor Senkov was born in Mogilev, Belarus. Victor is an accomplished photographer, curator and member of the Belarusian Association of Photographers and Belarusian Union of Designers.
Victor is interested in art photo, concept photography, alternative photography and printing. He has participated in more than thirty national and international exhibitions, and was recently nominated for the “National Prize for the Fine Arts 2019 – 2020” for the project “Memory Remains.” Victor organized and worked on more than fifteen national and international exhibitions and curatorial projects of photography and graphic art with government and private galleries and museums as a curator. His prints are held in galleries in Slovenia, Ecuador and private collections in Australia, UK, New Zealand, USA, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Lithuania, France, Russia, Sweden, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland.
Victor lives and works in Minsk, Belarus.