Landscape Sublime: Rainbows, 2014
Landscape Sublime: Six real Matterhorns, 2016
Landscape Sublime: Rainy Windows, 2013
Landscape Sublime: Beaches, 2014
Landscape Sublime: Black and White Mountains, 2015
Landscape Sublime: Cliffs Triptych, 2018
Landscape Sublime: Forests, 2014
Landscape Sublime: Aspens, 2014
Landscape Sublime: Trees in Fog, 2014
Landscape Sublime focuses on the way that landscape imagery in our contemporary culture is used to create constructed realities, wholly apart from our lived experience. Samoylova collects online stock photography, creating a group of landscape images that reflect the stream of consciousness nature of internet surfing and the idealized imagery of consumer culture. The digital images are printed, cut, folded, and assembled into three-dimensional studio tableaus that are then re-photographed. The resulting works collage together unreal and romanticized spaces, evoking the way that commercial images reflect popular taste like an infinite hall of mirrors.
Samoylova (b. 1984) grew up in Moscow where she earned a Master’s degree in Environmental Design from Russian State University for the Humanities in 2007. She received MFA from Bradley University in 2011. She lives and works in Miami, Florida.
In 2020 Samoylova had her first solo museum exhibition of the ongoing project FloodZone at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa. Her work is in the collections at the Perez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago. Art Slant Collection, Paris; Miami International Airport; Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach; Boston Consulting Group; and Vontobel, Switzerland; among others.