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*1978

Europe

Corneli

Lilya

1718

Artist ID:

Exhibitions (selected)


2024 | Büdelsdorf, Germany, group exhibition at Nord Art

2023 | Büdelsdorf, Germany, group exhibition at Nord Art (Public Choice Award for Tobeamuse project)

2021 | Brussels, Belgium, group exhibition at Espace 22 Gallery

2017 | Lisbon, Portugal, Tobeamuse personal exhibition at Bexi Art&Design

2014 | Luxemburg, Lensmodern Retrospective group exhibition Am Tunnel gallery

2013 | Hamburg, Germany, Lilya Corneli's Reflections personal exhibition at Petit Cafe Gallery

2012 | Sesto San Giovanni, Italy, personal exhibition "Florarium" at Villa Visconti d'Aragona; Milan, Italy, personal exhibition "Florarium" at Spazio Contemporaneo Carlo Talamucci

2010 | Paris, France, group exhibition at Lumas Paris

2009 | Paris, France, group exhibition at Lumas Paris; Berlin, Germany, group exhibition New to the Eye, ArtMBassy gallery; Hamburg, Germany, personal exhibition Better Halves

2008 | Milan, Italy, personal Exhibition in Sesto San Giovanni; Milan, Italy, group exhibition Green Shades, Museo di Milano; Bobbio, Italy, group Terzoocchio Exhibition; Tokyo, Japan, group exhibition FujiFilm Foto Salon

2007 | Group exhibition in Lumas Berlin and Lumas Soho, NY; Fukuoka, Japan, group exhibition at Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art; Brussels, Belgium exhibition with Oleg Dou at Espace 22 gallery

2006 | Evora, Lisbon, group exhibition; Bobbio, Italy, group exhibition; Moscow, Russia, Fotofusion group exhibition; Prague, Czech Republic, personal exhibition at Galerie T Studio

2005 | Yerevan, Armenia, group exhibition Red Apple of Discord; Bobbio, Italy, group exhibition Terzoocchio Imagina; Tokyo, Japan, group exhibition Terzoocchio Imagina


Shows


2018 | April 18, fashion event launching H&M Conscious Exclusive 2018 collection.

2017 | October 31, Raphael Reinterpreted, Tobeamuse show at Albertina Museum, Vienna; February 28, Shiele&Die Boheme, Tobeamuse show at Albertina Museum, Vienna.


Cooperations


Hotel Park Hyatt Vienna, Steinway Austria, H&M showroom Vienna, Albertina Museum, Restaurant Das Fritz, Girls Dreams Boutique, Stella Models Agency, Hotel Renthof Kassel, belka fashion, Runway.


Publications (selected)


2010 | Twill magazine, Italy

2009 | Photo Art International, French photography magazine

2008 | Lumas Art Gallery

2007 | "About flowers and red fishes" series in Spring issue of Expression Magazine, China; March issue of French magazine Elegy with cover and interview; Russian photography book Zoom

2006 | Fine Art Foto, Germany (#3 issuer - Portfolio/Cover); Expression, China Portfolio/Cover; IL FOTOGRAFO, Italy - Portfolio/Cover

Artistic Journey


CV |

1978 | born in Yerevan, Armenia

since 2002 | Education | Master degree in International Economics Photography

2001-2015 | lives and works in Hamburg, Germany 

2016-2019 | Vienna, Austria

2019 | till present | The Hague, Netherlands


Lilya: "Photography has always been a magic tool for me, helping to cope with all moments in my life, whether they were happy or sad. My work is deeply personal and always evolves from intuition. I understand my images as the result of an emotion which emerged at the time of their creation, and not as much as expression of precise visual ideas. My images seem raw, in other words: simply emotional. The best way for me to express these emotions is visual expression. It’s some kind of a diary that was shaped by everything that has challenged or carried me, hurt or given me joy.

I have been trying to express myself through images since I was a little girl. When others had diaries writing down things that happened to them I used to draw pictures. Everything changed when my father showed me how to use his film camera and let me take images with it. This became instrumental for me to help deal with all my insecurities.

Later on in life, having to move from my home country of Armenia to Europe and find my place in a completely different culture was very challenging. This is when I started doing self-portraits and my work started to take a more personal form. I considered it a personal therapy - standing in front of the camera for me is a very private moment, and a very safe space where I can be myself without any fears.

To enhance that feeling of a real person dealing with insecurity, I choose to use a combine photography and a unique post-processing technique which underlines the imperfections of ourselves and the world we are living in.

Eventually, the process of healing through creating images that lead us from exposure of true self-awareness, to more vivid and exciting expression of personality, adding elements of fantasy through both the poses, accessories and post-processing, has resulted in some of the works I am happy to share with the world."

Artistic Journey


CV |

1978 | born in Yerevan, Armenia

since 2002 | Education | Master degree in International Economics Photography

2001-2015 | lives and works in Hamburg, Germany 

2016-2019 | Vienna, Austria

2019 | till present | The Hague, Netherlands


Lilya: "Photography has always been a magic tool for me, helping to cope with all moments in my life, whether they were happy or sad. My work is deeply personal and always evolves from intuition. I understand my images as the result of an emotion which emerged at the time of their creation, and not as much as expression of precise visual ideas. My images seem raw, in other words: simply emotional. The best way for me to express these emotions is visual expression. It’s some kind of a diary that was shaped by everything that has challenged or carried me, hurt or given me joy.

I have been trying to express myself through images since I was a little girl. When others had diaries writing down things that happened to them I used to draw pictures. Everything changed when my father showed me how to use his film camera and let me take images with it. This became instrumental for me to help deal with all my insecurities.

Later on in life, having to move from my home country of Armenia to Europe and find my place in a completely different culture was very challenging. This is when I started doing self-portraits and my work started to take a more personal form. I considered it a personal therapy - standing in front of the camera for me is a very private moment, and a very safe space where I can be myself without any fears.

To enhance that feeling of a real person dealing with insecurity, I choose to use a combine photography and a unique post-processing technique which underlines the imperfections of ourselves and the world we are living in.

Eventually, the process of healing through creating images that lead us from exposure of true self-awareness, to more vivid and exciting expression of personality, adding elements of fantasy through both the poses, accessories and post-processing, has resulted in some of the works I am happy to share with the world."

Women in Art

Portrait of Yana

1785

Art ID

2022

|

90 x 60cm

Photography print

2000

$

Lilya

Corneli

Women in Art

Portrait of Elena

1786

Art ID

2019

|

90 x 60cm

Photography print

2000

$

Lilya

Corneli

Women in Art

Portrait of Anahit

1787

Art ID

2020

|

67 x 50 cm

Photography print

2600

$

Lilya

Corneli

Women in Art

SP with hphones

1788

Art ID

2020

|

67 x 50 cm

Photography print

2500

$

Lilya

Corneli

Women in Art

Portrait of Valerie

1789

Art ID

2018

|

100 x 50 cm

Photography print

2900

$

Lilya

Corneli

Women in Art

Trapped

1790

Art ID

2020

|

60 x 60 cm

Photography print

2500

$

Lilya

Corneli

Women in Art

Hexenspiel

1791

Art ID

2020

|

60 x 60 cm

Photography print

2900

$

Lilya

Corneli

Women in Art

Hands of Good

1792

Art ID

2020

|

90 x 60 cm

Photography print

2600

$

Lilya

Corneli

Women in Art

SP Pear Earring

1793

Art ID

2024

|

78 x 60 cm

Photography print

2200

$

Lilya

Corneli

Women in Art

SP with Physalis

1794

Art ID

2020

|

100 x 70 cm

Photography print

2700

$

Lilya

Corneli

Further Works of This Artist

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Artist Statement


Although my photography seems staged it always evolves from intuition. I understand my images as the result of an emotion which emerged at the time of their creation, and not as much as expression of precise visual ideas. The images I strive to create are, simply emotional. The best way for me to express these emotions is visual expression. It is shaped by everything that has challenged me, or carried me, hurt or given joy.

The magic effect of self-portrait photography and the communication with my audience through manifestations that this photography presented.

Eventually, in my attempts to share my experience, I involved other models, and the project that came to be is what we refer to as “to be a muse” today.

The fundamental idea behind the name of the project is shifting the focus from the artists to the models – the muses that inspired all those creators, the muses we often know so little about.

Since dawn of times, artists tried to copy the work of other artist to draw inspiration or improve their technique and to understand what is art.

On the contrary, in the “to be a muse” project I consequently shine the spotlight on the other party in the intimate process of creation – the muses who filled the painters with inspiration, moved them, shed light on their path of creation.

One of my goals is to show that everyone has the power of being an inspiration to an artist - being a Muse. I highlight the fact that beautiful strangers from pictures of artists, muses admired by generations were or are actually real, living women and men. And they can be reborn in each of us as fragments of wonderful fine muses. To open the magic world of transformation that helped myself through challenging periods of personal life, through emotional hardship.

It’s very well known that role-playing is a very common therapeutic effect.

In my works, there is no ambition or focus on precise recreation of all details of original paintings, but rather a very own and often unique view or interpretation thereof. Here, we may playfully shuffle ancient with contemporary, bring a vivid mix of accessories and styling elements – clearly demonstrating that, at no time, does the resulting image attempt to copy masterpieces, but rather project them through a prism of my imagination while inspired by my beautiful muses.

And when I succeed, I feel just like a magician who helped them travel in time and space and breathe in inspiration.

Exhibitions (selected)


2024 | Büdelsdorf, Germany, group exhibition at Nord Art

2023 | Büdelsdorf, Germany, group exhibition at Nord Art (Public Choice Award for Tobeamuse project)

2021 | Brussels, Belgium, group exhibition at Espace 22 Gallery

2017 | Lisbon, Portugal, Tobeamuse personal exhibition at Bexi Art&Design

2014 | Luxemburg, Lensmodern Retrospective group exhibition Am Tunnel gallery

2013 | Hamburg, Germany, Lilya Corneli's Reflections personal exhibition at Petit Cafe Gallery

2012 | Sesto San Giovanni, Italy, personal exhibition "Florarium" at Villa Visconti d'Aragona; Milan, Italy, personal exhibition "Florarium" at Spazio Contemporaneo Carlo Talamucci

2010 | Paris, France, group exhibition at Lumas Paris

2009 | Paris, France, group exhibition at Lumas Paris; Berlin, Germany, group exhibition New to the Eye, ArtMBassy gallery; Hamburg, Germany, personal exhibition Better Halves

2008 | Milan, Italy, personal Exhibition in Sesto San Giovanni; Milan, Italy, group exhibition Green Shades, Museo di Milano; Bobbio, Italy, group Terzoocchio Exhibition; Tokyo, Japan, group exhibition FujiFilm Foto Salon

2007 | Group exhibition in Lumas Berlin and Lumas Soho, NY; Fukuoka, Japan, group exhibition at Fukuoka Prefectural Museum of Art; Brussels, Belgium exhibition with Oleg Dou at Espace 22 gallery

2006 | Evora, Lisbon, group exhibition; Bobbio, Italy, group exhibition; Moscow, Russia, Fotofusion group exhibition; Prague, Czech Republic, personal exhibition at Galerie T Studio

2005 | Yerevan, Armenia, group exhibition Red Apple of Discord; Bobbio, Italy, group exhibition Terzoocchio Imagina; Tokyo, Japan, group exhibition Terzoocchio Imagina


Shows


2018 | April 18, fashion event launching H&M Conscious Exclusive 2018 collection.

2017 | October 31, Raphael Reinterpreted, Tobeamuse show at Albertina Museum, Vienna; February 28, Shiele&Die Boheme, Tobeamuse show at Albertina Museum, Vienna.


Cooperations


Hotel Park Hyatt Vienna, Steinway Austria, H&M showroom Vienna, Albertina Museum, Restaurant Das Fritz, Girls Dreams Boutique, Stella Models Agency, Hotel Renthof Kassel, belka fashion, Runway.


Publications (selected)


2010 | Twill magazine, Italy

2009 | Photo Art International, French photography magazine

2008 | Lumas Art Gallery

2007 | "About flowers and red fishes" series in Spring issue of Expression Magazine, China; March issue of French magazine Elegy with cover and interview; Russian photography book Zoom

2006 | Fine Art Foto, Germany (#3 issuer - Portfolio/Cover); Expression, China Portfolio/Cover; IL FOTOGRAFO, Italy - Portfolio/Cover

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