Born 1970 in Yalta, Ukrainian SSR.
Art title: Dolce Vita, 2016
About the artist: Edenmont is a Swedish/Ukrainian photo-based photography artist who came to Sweden and Stockholm in 1991. Edenmont's work explores pop culture through photography. This at a stage where her work has a tension between a painting and a photography, abstraction and figuration, attraction and repulsion. Her work is based on fundamental themes such as birth, death, womenhood, sex, beauty, and decay. She addresses taboo subjects such a menstruation and miscarriage. She uses natural materials such as beetles, flowers, and vegetables, presenting them in masse as lavish sculptural costumes for her models in a fusion of portraiture and still life genres. In dramatic compositions of that display an almost baroque love of excess, the artist draws on childhood memories & her own experiences.
Edenmont says: “Photography is able to contain and mimic the same hypocrisy that
colored my upbringing. In photographs, wilting flowers bloom long after they
have withered. When the blood in my images still looks vivid and alive, the blood
in reality has long since congealed and clotted, much like the ideals that
once were so vivid in my youth.”