Cuban Pictures Series
Cuban Pictures Series was realized in Cuba in 2007, following previous collection Russian Pictures, realized between 2004 and 2006. With this second project I pursues artistic research on domesticity as a microcosm of society and as a unique source of visual information where the individual belongings of the past juxtapose the influx of the present. The intimate domestic scenes in the photographs documents the tides of change from the people's point of view, and provide information for a cultural and iconographic analysis in both Cuba and Russia.
I am fascinated by syncretism, of how a dominant culture asserts itself, and grafts over the symbols and values of another culture. How do we reconcile the differences and common elements of coexisting cultures for the purpose of finding a way for cultural identity?