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L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet'
BEST SERIES: Natasha Rudenko - "Abjectification"
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' BEST SERIES: Natasha Rudenko - "Abjectification" (Click on image for larger view)
ABJECTIFICATION 14 by Natasha Rudenko
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Natasha Rudenko says, "As an artist Natasha Rudenko interprets her personal experience as a human being. She addresses self-reflection and investigates it through the realms of her feelings and emotions. 

Through being honest open about personal vulnerabilities Rudenko aims to make people relate to the themes of identity, self-recognition and inner struggles touched upon in her work and to provoke their own self-reflection."

Natasha Rudenko often uses her own body as a tool to express personal experiences and journeys. Using herself as a subject matter creates and additional tension juxtaposing herself as a subject and object of the creative process. Rudenko self-portraits are performative in their nature; they are constructed specifically for the camera and through embodying the duality of being both a subject and the object of the photographs she aims to re-claims and re-recognizes her identity. 

Rudenko is using both digital and analogue processes in her work and is also exploring alternative processes and installations.

Rudenko’s work is physical, she wants people to be so close to her body, that they can sense what it is touching, lay with her in a bathtub and feel the thorn pinching her lip.

In her recent projects she focuses on exploring her identity as a feminist, an immigrant and a white female artist in contemporary society. 

As an educator Natasha Rudenko works with students of different ages teaching Photography and Visual Arts and she believes that Arts can give her students a new language to express and re-live their experiences. Her ultimate goal as an educator is to evoke a unique voice of visual self-expression in every student that she is working with.

Natasha Rudenko was born in Moscow, graduated from International Business at the Higher School of Economics and started photographing shortly after that shifting her career from digital marketing to photography.

Rudenko studied photography at the British School of Art and Design in Moscow and then continued her studies in the US, where she graduated with an MFA in Photography from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles in 2016.

Natasha Rudenko currently lives and works in Los Angeles. In addition to being an artist she is also an educator currently teaching degree and certificate programs in her alma mater and certificate programs in the UCLA Extension.

Natasha Rudenko has exhibited her work in the US and internationally as part of various group shows including New York, Los Angeles, Athens, Tempe, Budapest. Her work was also in a number annual publications of feminist and queer art, including Issues II and Femme Fotale Volume III Analog and Femme Fotale Volume IV Leafless.

These images are from the series Abjectification that explores the relations between the delicacy of human skin and the textures and surfaces of the world around us. By placing artist's own body in these situations Rudenko wants to talk about power, control and the balance between self-infliction and being imposed. 

www.natasharudenko.com

 
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' BEST SERIES: Natasha Rudenko - "Abjectification" (Click on image for larger view)
ABJECTIFICATION 05 by Natasha Rudenko
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