Oxana Jad: Dream with Peacock
Jan. 29, 2014
-- Every year the international artist Oxana Jad (born 1979, Moscow) travels more than 100,000 miles by plane, train and car. From Düsseldorf and Marbella to New York and Moscow - her life as a fine art photographer is determined by constant travel.
The fact that she rarely stays in one place for more than a few weeks doesn’t seem to bother her. Constantly looking for inspiration for her artistic work and in a professional life many can only dream of, Oxana Jad makes the world her home. Thereby, the only fixed location in her life is her photo studio in Düsseldorf.
Given the international lifestyle of Oxana Jad it is not surprising that the subject of dreams appears so often in her art and that in her photographs she creates surreal worlds that exist beyond reality.
How many miles Oxana Jad will travel with her work in 2014 remains to be seen. Her current work is being presented in the solo exhibition "Personal myths" in the GVM Gallery in Cologne until January 30th, 2014. After that a selection of her work will be travelling to New York City, where it will be made accessible to a wide audience in the Nailya Alexander Gallery.
The art of Oxana Jad has received numerous awards – for example, in 2009 she received the Saxony-Art Prize for Photography - and her work is on display in numerous private and public collections.
Oxana Jad completed her studies at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Academy of Arts) Dresden and studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Graphic and Book Arts) in Leipzig, Germany. In the Saxon city, she became a follower of the "Leipzig School", known for their interdisciplinary scientific studies. After initial exhibitions in Germany, international success - highlighted by appearances at exhibitions in Moscow and New York - followed quickly. Oxana Jad regularly commutes between Germany, Spain, the US and Russia and thereby represents a new generation of artists whose life is characterized by flexibility and internationality.