The photographs by Pavel Chirkin (*1991) captivate by both their delicacy and their expressiveness. His homeland Russia is depicted - snowy expanses as well as urban spaces. Humans seem never to appear in these photographs, but evidence of their presence is in buildings and streets. It is a melancholy, sometimes humorous look at a world of snow and ice. The strong exposures highlight the silence, which is deepened in the winter landscape.
Pavel Chirkin moved from Moscow to Paris in 2013 to learn classic photographic processes there. By experimenting with different materials, Pavel Chirkin developed a personal artistic style. His work with silver gelatin is central.