It's amazing what worlds can be created simply with a computer. Eugene Soloviev is a young digital artist based in Russia who uses his self-taught skills to create wildly surreal images. What began as a joke, in which he would cut out objects and placed them in obscure locations using photo editing tools like Photoshop and Corel Painter, has turned into a true craft.
In Beneath the Roses, anonymous townscape, forest clearings and broad, desolate streets are revealed as sites of mystery and wonder; similarity, ostensibly banal interiors become the staging grounds for strange human scenarios. Gregory Crewdson’s scenes are tangibly atmospheric: visually alluring and often deeply disquieting. Never anchored precisely in time or place,located in the dystopic landscape of the anxious American Imagination.