Oxana Prikhodko
Ekaterinburg – Tbilisi
Born in the city of Angarsk, Irkutsk region. In recent years, Oxana has been living in Ekaterinburg and Tbilisi.

Oxana Prikhodko has been engaged in photography since 2012. In 2013, she took a series of photos of the dance performance called "Forget to Love", directed by Dutch directors, in the Ekaterinburg-based "Provincial Dances" theatre. These photographs were later printed and published as a book in the Netherlands.

Since 2018, photography has become Oxana's main activity. At the end of 2018, she began shooting the first portraits for "My Holland" project, and her first solo exhibition featuring this project took place on January 14, 2019. One of the portraits was selected by editors from a Los Angeles photo agency to participate in the exhibition in Milan.

In addition to portraits, Oxana works with self-portrait and documentary photography. Her works are exhibited in the gallery of Berlin, printed and published in magazines in Italy, Germany and France.
"My Holland"
About the project in the artist residence
"My Holland" is a series of photographs where ordinary people appear as the heroes of paintings by Dutch artists, preserving their character and identity. The first portraits were inspired by the style of the works of the classic Dutch masters such as Robert Campin, Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling and Rogier van der Weyden. There are also similarities with modern European portrait photography.

Trying to create classic images, ordinary casual clothes were used but also creativity was involved with many elements of the costumes using fabric, paper, etc. Throughout the project, images develop from simple to complex, multi-layered ones. Group and family portraits were also added.

In the residence, the artist wanted to return to the old Dutch school, making the portraits simpler in form, but more complex in their content; using the minimum of props, fully concentrating on people and light. It was an experiment trying to find common ground between portrait painting of the Netherlands and icon painting of Russia.

Oxana Prikhodko

On the whole, everything I'd been planning to do was successfully implemented. We actually did more than I expected. The photographs are still alive and being published in international magazines and online.
Photo: Ekaterina Kiseleva