Desperate romantics: Uldus Bakhtiozina

27 September - 26 October 2013

The series Desperate romantics is about young Russian romantics and their imaginary and rather infantile world, imbued with a strong illusion of their own importance. The visual images are inspired by the works of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood — the revolutionaries of the Victorian epoch, with their intentional ornamentality and veracity in depicting life. Medium-sized film becomes the analogue of a canvas, chosen as the best instrument for color depth rendering. The semantic component of the project is an interpretation of modern life as it is. Our gods are superheroes, our utopia is Americanized, we perceive beauty only through comparison, death remains death, but is only good if it is extraordinary.