“Un goût de Contemplation” is not the simple title to an exhibition but a double invitation: to enter into a singular universe and experience this extraordinary dreamy sensation that exists only within our subconscious. Bringing inanimate objects to life or transforming real mannequins into still life is not a fantasy for Ksenia. By mixing different genres trough her vision, she playfully deconstructs the world to create a more enjoyable universe, giving viewers new perspectives . The visual gymnastics present throughout the collection, immerses the onlooker into the singular universe of Ksenia Usacheva
Ksenia Usacheva was born in 1991 in Tachkent in Uzbekistan to Russian parents.
She spent most of her school years in Khabarovsk in the Far East of Russia. From a young age she became passionate about painting and practicing numerous different activities in the artistic world.
She studied Graphic Design in Florence (Italy) in 2012. Back in Russia, she continued studying photography by means of thorough training with very famous Russian photographers.
She moved to Paris in 2013. She graduated from the prestigious international school of photography Spéos in 2014. In order to increase her knowledge in History of Art and Visual Arts, she continued studying at the Sorbonne University in Paris (Visual Arts Faculty). She specializes in fashion and child photography, working with French and foreign designers. Taking part in photographing the “behind-the-scenes” catwalk shows of famous fashion house creators. As a journalist, she travels the world to create photographic projects and her work can be seen in the international press through many publications in national and international magazines. She did her first solo exhibition in Paris in September 2017 at the Arabic World Institute. Ksenia’s work brings together a variety of themes, mixing her knowledge in painting with technical photography. A dreamlike vision full of details and colors, driven by the search for feelings that reflects perfectly her outlook and her imagination.
Ksenia Usacheva, “Un goût de Contemplation”
From October 2nd to November 9th
7 rue Jules Vallès