Desperate romantics / Uldus Bakhtiozina

Uldus Bakhtiozina

Desperate romantics

27 Sep - 26 Oct 2013


Anna Nova opens a new season with a photo-based art project ‘Desperate romantics’ by the artist known as ULDUS.

The project is about our life, love, the stories we believe in, and the present with its esthetics and irony, which we are engrossed in.  It’s an unreal world, inspired by the reality. The series ‘DESPERATE ROMANTICS’ is about young Russian romantics and their imaginary and a bit infantile world, imbued with a strong illusion of their own importance.

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 of 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 through comparison, death remains death, but it’s good only if it is extraordinary.