Featured Artist

Ni Petrov

Artist’s Statement

Series:  Man_City
Let us turn to the human being – the most beautiful creature our world has to offer! It is a well-known fact that, in ancient times, the human being was worshiped more than ever. Ancient Greek and Roman gods were, in fact, human – given their passions and sins. The human body was regarded as a work of art!

Now consider a different perspective: not one human body, but rather a crowd. A human movement in the context of a city is in effect a fleeting momentum that will never reoccur. Just like light and shadow are elusive in our everyday life, so is every move of a human being – elusive, fleeting and irretrievable. It can never be repeated. It is imprinted in the emptiness of the white sheet. Human beings in the city without the city. Frozen sculptures.


Ni Petrov was born in 1986 in Barnaul (Siberia, Russia). In 2010, Petrov graduated from The Altai State Technical University The Architecture and Design Institute. Since 2012, Petrov has been living and working in St.Petersburg (Russia).

In 2005, Petrov started pursuing photography, and film in multi-exposition technique. Petrov debuted several solo exhibitions. Since 2016, Petrov has been working on a series of works in «Man_City» collection. These works are stored in private collections in Russia, USA, Ireland, Sweden, France, Italy, and Great Britain.

Check out his website at https://www.nipetrov.com/ or connect with him on Instagram @nipetrov