Andrej Krementschouk portrays his Russian homeland where he is not at home anymore. In haunting images he asks the ever-pertinent question of what is remembered and what is lost, seeking evidence of emotional rootedness and cultural identity:
»I have to share something about this modest place that no one knows, something about me… My house. I’m five years old. My grandfather, my grandmother and I are walking along a forest path that leads to our village. It’s hot. In a forest glade near the river my grandmother lays out some newspaper: boiled eggs, salt, slightly salty pickles, and dragonflies in the shimmering air.«
Andrej Krementschouk (*1973 in Gorki) studied photography with Ute Mahler at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and has been a master-class student at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts since 2008.
He was a winner in the contest gute aussichten – junge deutsche fotografie 2007/8 (good prospects – young German photography) and has exhibited at venues including the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, the Drostei, Pinneberg, and the Kalmar Art Museum in Sweden.