Author(s): Slava Mogutin
Over the past two decades, the exiled Russian artist Slava Mogutin has gained international acclaim for his gritty, candid portrayal of disaffected youth and documentation of alternative urban subcultures, as well as his writings, multimedia work and political activism. Bros & Brosephines is a survey of Mogutin's studio and fashion photography, commissioned portraits and previously unpublished outtakes and behind-the-scenes shots.
Slava Mogutin is a Siberian-born artist, writer and filmmaker exiled from Russia for his outspoken queer writings and activism. Mogutin's work is informed by his bicultural literary and dissident background, encompassing the themes of displacement and identity; transgression and transfiguration of masculinity and gender crossover; urban youth subcultures and adolescent sexuality; the clash of social norms and individual desires; the tension between attachment and disaffection, hate and love. Over the past two decades, Mogutin's photography and multimedia work have been exhibited internationally and featured in a wide range of publications including Flash Art, i-D, Dazed & Confused, L'Uomo Vogue, Stern, Liberation, and The New York Times. He is the author of two critically acclaimed monographs of photography, Lost Boys and NYC Go-Go, and a collection of writings, Food Chain.