Holger Kilumets (b. 1992) is an Estonian lens based artist currently living and working in London, United Kingdom. He is about to earn his degree in BA Photography and Video Art at University of Bedfordshire. In 2013, Kilumets was selected as one of the artists of the Showcase programme at MK Gallery and had his first solo exhibition at MK Gallery’s Project Space.
Kodak Anniverssary Beach Ball, 2014
Study of a Female Nude I, 2014
Maps & Territories
Maps & Territories is an elaborate exploration of the meaning of representation through a series of slightly disparate images, designed to relate to each other through the notion of free association. Borrowing elements from the history of art, photographic practice and advertising imagery, the series attempts to reveal the fragility of the mechanisms that sustain representations.
Reference Targets, 2014
Trichromatic Vision Model, 2014
Representation, by its very definition, can’t be the thing it represents. Representations don’t merely recreate existing objects or elements of the phenomenal world; they beautify, improve upon, and universalize them. As a result, things get caught up in simulacrum, spectacle and fetish, creating a fictional world, a plastic postmodernity of illusions, appearances and images in which there is no capacity for a non-mediated relationship to reality.
Palm Trees, 2014
In the contemporary world more and more things first become visible to us via the images we see of them. There is a shift towards the process of the replacement of an object by its image and representations in the form of photographs have become the main devices through which we perceive and interpret the world around us. Because of this it seems vital to face the fundamental questions about the act of representation, its influence on our perception and understanding of reality and the habitus, modalities and the productive capacity of it.
Paper Sheet, 2014
Study of a Female Nude II, 2014
Picket Fence, 2014
Suprematist Composition, 2014
Beach Balls, 2014
Untitled (Red Shoes), 2014
￼Untitled (Black Shoes), 2014
To view more of Holger’s work please visit his website.