Synchrodogs is a duo of photographers from the Ukraine – Tania Shcheglova (26 y.o.) and Roman Noven (31 y.o.) who have been shooting together since 2008. Their main interest lies in bringing the primitive instincts out of a viewer, provoking animalistic behavior and emotions, allowing one to embrace their natural beauty, encouraging one to be free from any predispositions and fear of being misperceived. Synchrodogs find inspiration in nudity and people’s eccentricity, mixing in Western and Ukrainian/Byzantine tradition, with references to folklore and local naive art. Nudity, self-excruciation, human nature, primitivism, symbolism, eccentricity, animalism and intuition are amongst the themes communicated by their artworks. During 2010-2015 Synchrodogs had solo shows in Chicago, London, Krakow, Venice, and opened a solo exhibition in Dallas Contemporary Museum of Art in September 2015. Synchrodogs also took part in numerous group exhibitions in cities including Paris, Melbourne, New York, Tokyo, and Berlin. Their artworks were published on the cover of the British Journal of Photography, and have been feature in numerous other publications including Vice, Hunter, Metal, Wild, Dust, and Vision. Their work won the FOAM Magazine Construct 2012 competition, and in 2013 Synchrodogs published their first big monograph called Byzantine with Norwegian publisher Editions du Lic.
Supernatural project is a never ending self exploration of two artists in context of the unknown. It deals intuition, subconscious, natural phenomena, some human essence, which is unable to be explained by science, aiming to depart from what is usual or mundane. The project strive to convey artists personal insightful sublime experience caused by the natural environment, erasing a line between the real and the imagined. Referring to the physical and metaphorical bond between human beings and nature at its wildest, for artistic duo ‘supernatural’ is that which is not subject to the laws of physics or, more figuratively, that which is said to exist above and beyond nature. To some extent it is something that is hardly influenced by any regulations nor it goes in line with generally acclaimed rules of logic.
With ‘Supernatural’ project Synchrodogs strived to create their own reality, used their own constructed images as a vehicle for erasing the line between the real and the illusive, between the natural and the artificial, between the evident and the unknown, uncovering edges of their own subconscious, using intuition as a way of acquiring knowledge without the use of a reason. Shooting Supernatural project artistic duo went on a 4000 mile road trip to rediscover its own capacities and energy limits, the way a human can walk into darkness, go straight into unexplored, relying on intuition, go where subconscious leads, and feel safe in the World of the unknown.
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