Sacred Figures “Elvis Presley”
Saint Petersburg, Russia 1999
A diachronic distortion of symbolic loads. Born in Leningrad, Olga Tobreluts uses computer techniques to develop her eclectic aesthetic by relying on loans from the history of painting. With her huge digital prints on canvas and in a kind of anticonformism linked to social status, she impertinently associates the idols of contemporary entertainment with important characters drawn from history: hybrids, transgenic representations, such as Naomi Campbell or Kate Moss, beauty queens that supplant queens of blood or the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian with the face of Leonardo Di Caprio, or Adam and Eve in the role of Elvis Presley and Madonna. For her, a face remains a face, even if today power is no longer a race topic. Mixed media digital print on canvas.
63” – 160 CM H 31,50” – 80 CM L Edition 5/5