Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ruslan Lobanov: Nudes in the City

Photographic exhibition: "Nudes in the City", March 3rd, 2016 to March 25th, 2016
Opening on March 3rd, 2016, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Ruslan Lobanov’s cinematographic photograpy will be featured in the upcoming exhibition „Nudes in the City“ at Gallery INA DEDERER & FRIENDS.

Ruslan Lobanov is one of today’s most popular artists in the post Soviet Union space. His black and white, and color, photography have left a strong impact on photography collectors and enthusiasts in both Europe and North America.

Lobanov’s impressive achievements include mention and nomination for California’s Black &
White Spider Awards in 2012 and 2013, and a 2015’s International Color Awards honorable
mention. His works have been exhibited in his home country Ukraine, as well as in Belgium and Germany. His exhibit in Zurich at Gallery INA DEDERER & FRIENDS marks his first show in Switzerland.

Ruslan’s uniqueness comes from the mystery and elaborate elements of female nakedness
which blend harmoniously with collectible accessories, handmade costumes and attentively
selected locations. Ruslan was mostly inspired by his older sister, a designer, and what he calls "the magnificence of beauty" which he was fortunate to have observed as a child, in art books, costumes and creative atmospheres.

Whilst visiting different countries and observing multiple cultures, Ruslan photographed a large mosaic of female models from Havana to Kiev, and from Galle to Moscow. The inimitable aura of each city is reflected in each stunning female’s unique look. «Lobanov’s album is just strikingly brilliant. Full point.», stated Janusz Leon Wisniewski, a reviewer of Nudes in the City. A new book supporting the exhibit, Nudes in the City, features many never-before-seen photos from the main project that was created over the last ten years. The book’s 104 black and white works depict Ruslan’s essence of feminine beauty—confidence and strength with space for the viewer’s interpretation.

Lobanov mostly works with different analogue cameras and the medium format. His favorite is Rolleiflex, but he uses different systems, such as Pentax 67, depending on the project and location. Up to 2015, most of Lobanov’s photos were shot using black and white film. His new photo stories are partially color, partially black and white. All works are limited edition prints, mostly of 15 copies. Photo sizes include 70 cm x 70 cm and 100 cm x 100 cm. The Exhibition Opening will be held on March 3rd, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8.30 pm at Gallery INA DEDERER & FRIENDS. The artist will be present to introduce his work and to sign a limited number of books which will be available for purchase.

Ruslan Lobanov

The Gallery INA DEDERER & FRIENDS is a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Zurich. The gallery regularly exhibits different national and international artists, as well as established artists and new talent all handpicked by Ina Dederer.
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Guilhem de Castelbajac: Ghosts of Glory

EARTH GALLERY is pleased to invite you to discover « GHOSTS OF GLORY »,
an historical and photographic exhibition dedicated to the artist Guilhem de Castelbajac.

The artist Guilhem de Castelbajac is foremost inspired by historical marks and traces,
encountered on his peregrinations to forgotten places, ruins, and nebulous streets
- all of which have come to symbolize immemorial battlefields.

In the enigmatic images formed by these encounters, Castelbajac transports these battle scars
and successes into an undatable vortex, where heroes, chimeras, and power structures wash into myth.

These myths, which compose contemporary society - a space where digital prolificacy has congealed memory
into collective numbness - influence Castelbajac’s desire to create a crystalline defiance of numerical era, a trail left by the invisible.

Embracing its prime location, 35 avenue Matignon, in Paris, Earth Gallery represents and exhibits many new and established artists
from different cultural backgrounds.The fundamental approach aims to promote international contemporary art in Paris mainly focused
on paintings, photographs and sculptures devoted to the integration of arts into every aspect and culture of daily contemporary life.

Earth Gallery
35 avenue Matignon
75008 Paris