“I managed to make something borderline art—something between photographic and picturesque media. It’s something between human and machine. Creating this piece was very meditative. It was a very self-analytical process,” says artist Yevgen Samborsky. “It was inspired by the post-Soviet period, expeditions to abandoned areas with no people around and escapism”.
Born in Ukraine, Yevgen Samborsky studied at the Art Institute of Carpathian National University. He went on to win a scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture in 2009 and 2012, followed by a multitude of different accolades including winner of the MUHi Competition (2012), winner of the First Pinchuk Art Centre Special Prize in the Open Group (2013), winner of the Dymchuk Gallery Open Call for Young Ukrainian Artists (2017), nominee of the PinchukArtCentre Award (2018).
His work covers the spheres of society, politics and art and their intersections. He is very collaborative in his work, often working with people both in and outside of the art field during his artistic processes. He’s experienced in paintings, sculptures, installations and even films. He now lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.