PHOTOGRAPHS BY ILDAR IKSANOV
Originally from Astrakhan, a small town near the Caspian Sea, but now based in Moscow, Russia, photographer Ildar Iksanov studied travels frequently to countries more ambiguous to the everyday traveller; Yerevan, Tbilisi, Siberia, Arkhyz.
Iksanov documents his daily life, often focusing on architectural themes which appear somewhat alien to the average Western viewer, additionally, flowers, both in their natural environment and curated settings appear repeatedly as a theme in Iksanov’s work, offering a stark contrast to the monotoned concrete of Soviet architecture.
The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to view Iksanov’s work for the first time in the U.K.
Exploring the intersection between fashion culture, architecture and still life Iksanov’s work gained recognition for his unique perspective of the everyday architecture in his life. Having worked commercialy with the likes of Carrhart, 6825 and KIX, Pen etc aims to display the work in a slightly traditionally gallery outlet. The selected works are displayed in pairs, contrasting and comparing two bodies of work: monumental architecture versus the softness of floral still lifes.
Printed by the artist in Moscow the works are produced as unique pieces, each 1 of 1.