Alex VB (@koxbox)

MIxed Media Artist, Portfolio (PDF, Ru)

My areas of interest are: self-awareness, discovering the conditioning of the mind and “I” phenomenon, “We” as mankind, how we develop and what influence we have. This defines the main themes of my works:

  • interconnection of physical and mental processes, and mechanisms of the mind,  
  • mankind evolution and its correlation with social and cultural paradigm, 
  • our identity, the influence we have on our own selves, the environment and other species.

I do not focus on one technique and work with different mediums: oil, ink, photography and collage, sound design. These days I’m working on assemblage and sculpture and generative art as nft.  

You can see my works in Gallery and NFT sections.


Projects  

Currently three projects are work in progress.

Super Stimuli

Evolution as a systemic expression of vital force, whose vector is directed toward the survival of species, has endowed us with functional capabilities and complex properties, some of which we define as “hominal” or “human”. 

 In this project I consider some particular aspects of human nature, their genesis and role in social relations.

ξενος εὐαγγέλιον (draft title)

It is a fictional “cosmogonic epic” and its artifacts, as if it were created by inhuman. 

Is it important for our acceptance of any belief system that this new system be close and understandable to us, with anthropomorphic heroes and symbols?

Invited to Being

A number of modern neuroscience studies have revealed that the strongest neuroresponse of the visual cortex, give rise to abstract visual stimuli. This provides a large field for research and reflection. 

 In this project I explore the nature and causes of this response. 



BIO

For about 20 years I worked in the digital sphere, working in international teams in Russia and Eastern Europe. 

A few years ago I decided to quit my digital career and embrace visual art as a more relevant field for me.  

EDU

since 2021 till now — Faculty of Contemporary Art, The Higher School “Sreda Obucheniya”.  

2019 — Project Thinking: The City. The course by Ekaterina Vasilyeva. St. Petersburg

2019 — Genres of photography in the XXI century. The course by Ekaterina Vasilieva. St. Petersburg  

2018 — Seeing Through Photographs. Сoursera’s online education course by MoMA.

CV

2019PRIVATE web publication. “Non-Site. Town of Shlisselburg.”

2019. Elysium Gallery / ESPY Photography Award 2019 shortlisted with a part of “Non-Site” Project.