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Mikhail Porollo

Background Information about Mikhail Porollo


Artist Mikhail Porollo is a perfectionist of aesthetics and form. His spectacular architectural series is set in Europe, where he captures domes’ magnificent architecture from below. The domes’ geometric harmony is ornamented by the fantastical balance of light, colour and symmetry. Porollo presents symmetrical patterns in complete unity and gives them a natural lightness. Decoration and detail come together in a game of material and colour.

Porollo’s series “Perfection of Form” comprises more than 60 photographs, which present classical architecture from art noveau styles to the beginnings of modernity. The extensive project features not only domes, but also museums and other prestigious buildings.

Raised in the North Caucasus in Russia, Porollo studied at the South African College of Photography. Following artistic series in Namibia and South Africa, he decided to focus on Belgium and Western Europe.

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1978Born in Vladikavkaz, Russia
1995-1998Public University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
1998-2001Public University, Moscow, Russia
2008-2009South African College of Photography
2011-2012Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK


20141st Prize Winner in the International Color Awards 2014
2013Winner, International Color Awards
Le Vif / Knack Week-End Photo Awards
20112nd prize winner, International Color Awards
Finalist of the National Belgian competition ART'contest


2013L'Art pour L'Accueil, Brussels, Belgium
Art truc troc, Bozar centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Christa Reniers gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Photo gallery: 10, gallerie de la reine, Brussels, Belgium
2012L'Art pour L'Accueil at Pierre Bergé & Associés auction, Brussels, Belgium
Truc Troc, Centre for Fine Arts Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
Poze IV-Terminus, Centre for Fine Arts Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
Art Gent  2012 Fair with The United Gallery, Ghent, Belgium
2011Black Box Gallery (finalists of the "ART'Contest 2011"), Brussels, Belgium
We Are Different, Art and Design Space, Brussels, Belgium
Barcelona Showcase International Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain
2010You Are Not Here, Halles Saint-Gery, Brussels, Belgium
Poze III/ Africa town, Centre for Fine Arts Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
2009Collective visions II, Club Haus BCWC, Brussels, Belgium