Imperfection of Form
Through self-portraits Mikhail Porollo tries to find ways to self-analysis and self-acceptance. In his project (with the working title ‘Imperfection of form’) he goes through various well-known art works from different art periods and different mediums depicting the male body, and relates this to his self-portraits. Mikhail Porollo hereby questions the presence of canons in relation to the human body and convicts the peer pressure existing in our current society.
Mikhail Porollo is a Russian artist-photographer of the world. Today he is living in Brussels but studied photography in South Africa, Russia, and Namibia and at London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He repeatedly became a finalist and won national and international competitions.
1978 - Born in Vladikavkaz, Russia
1995-1998 - Rostov-on-Don State University
1998-2001 - Moscow State University
2008-2009 - South African College of Photography
2008-2010 - Workshops and specialist courses in South Africa, Namibia, Belgium and Russia
2011, 2012 - Central Saint Martins college of Art and Design, London, UK
Prizes and awards:
2014 -1st Prizewinner in the “7th International Color Awards 2014”
2013 -Finalist of the “Le Vif/Knack Photo Awards” 2013, Belgium
2013 -Finalist of the “6th International Color Awards 2013”
2011 -2nd Prizewinner in the “5th International Color Awards 2011”
2011 -Finalist of the Belgian competition “ART'Contest 2011”
2010 -Shortlisted in the “Collection RTBF/Canvas Collectie” art competition