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Metamorphosis. Black Butterfly
Photo exhibition by Olga Volodina
at Masstab / Marin Drinov 2A str.
Opening date: 23.10.20 / 6 p.m – 9 p.m.
24.10.20 – 25.10.20 / 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Сoncept: This photo series use symbolism to represent: fragile human consciousness influenced by mass media, hypocrisy of modern society and an average human, who is forced by the system to spend a precious lifetime either on basic survival needs or excessive consumption.
Black and white colors are used to emphasize the edge between good and evil, that humanity is balancing on. Bodies in bandages symbolize sick mankind, weakened by prejudices and fears and vulnerable to manipulations. Information is one of the most dangerous weapons now. Like a cosmetic surgeon can change the physical appearance of a person, those who control mass media can change the perception of how reality appears to us and create the illusion of freedom and choice.
Artist’s bio: Olga Volodina is a Russian-born photo artist currently residing in Bangkok. Back in the day she started her professional career as a fashion art photographer in Moscow. Olga is the author of several social and art photo projects. Her work has been featured on TV, in print media and exhibited in art galleries. Her photography projects are always very personal and sincere and intend to evoke an emotional connection within the viewer. For Olga Volodina photography is an exploration of how the camera translates her feelings, thoughts and attitudes. A human is always the main source of inspiration for Olga. Her controversial inner world comes to life conveying a message within a single frame, leading to strong compositions and thoughtful lighting decisions.