Known primarily for his photographic work, made in the genre of post-conceptual still life, Vadim Gushchin was born in Novosibirsk in 1963. In 1986, he graduated from the Moscow Energy Institute and has been creating artistic photography since 1988. His photographs pay homage to the dignity and richness of everyday objects both in their very materials and in their roles as repositories of a collective culture. In the tradition of Russian supremacism his compositions are reduced to their most essential aspects of geometric form and color, experimenting with abstract color relationships, however, his luxurious treatment of surface textures brings a warmth to the work that is completely his own. Gushchin’s photography reveals the fundamental duality of culture: the abstract nature of objects in it and the specificity of color.