Visual Art & Design

Alexander Kharlamov: Penumbra


Tue 30 Aug - Sun 4 Sep | 7 hours TAP Gallery

Penumbra by Alexander Kharlamov explores deep emotional states and contrasting feelings in a collection of surrealist and classic nudes made between 2009 and 2022 using photographic medium.

Alexander Kharlamov is a fine art photographer and conceptual artist based in Sydney, Australia. Raised in Portugal, Alexander dedicated most of his life to the development of his artistic vision of human behaviour, where his primary focus is the way in which human psychology integrates body and mind considerations. Alexander received his formal education in fine art and classical music in Portugal. He has a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in Management. He also has PhD in Engineering, which he obtained from the University of Warwick (UK). Photography is Alexander’s favourite medium to which he brings much of his interdisciplinary training and experience. His body of work includes primarily fine-art nude photography and portraits. Alexander uses hybrid processes combining traditional photographic techniques in a darkroom with digital drawing and montage. This allows him to achieve surrealist compositions in a blend of old and new technologies, controlling the process end-to-end from conceptualisation to printing. Alexander’s artwork has been recognized by awards, published in books and magazines, and featured both in individual and collective exhibitions in Europe, the US, and Australia.

Opening Night Event – Tuesday 30th of August 2022 at 18:00