Spring 2017: My Wild West: The Art of Oleg Moskvin

My Wild West: The Art of Oleg Moskvin

Artist’s Statement

We live in a visually rich world.

This richness is overwhelming everywhere, from NYC to a desert.

Paradoxically, places that are free from civilization often possess deeper visual intensity and hidden dynamics that transcends their apparent “emptiness”.


Oleg Moskvin, PhD, started his photography journey at the age 10, spending long hours in a darkroom of his first teacher, a TV photographer. This passion follows him since then.

Later on, Oleg spent years of regular “evening tea time” with members of the “Fact” group for creative photography and graphics, and this had unavoidable influence on certain aspects of his perception of general aesthetics of photography. However, his vision was always clearly distinct from and almost opposite to the social-oriented agenda of the Fact. In his photography, Oleg clearly turns away from the social realm to visual mysteries of the nature. He believes that freedom from storytelling is a prerequisite for finer visual discoveries.