Rituals of our pagan ancestors, especially spring fertility rituals, included very open sexual actions that could be found obscene by our contemporaries. Nevertheless, for an ancient mind, these actions among crops and forests were inalienable parts of life that consist of conception, birth, growth, senility, and death.
This series represents my rethinking of ancient rites in the modern conception, where sexual freedom devours the world, giving birth to a new public morality, where immodest eroticism on the edge of pornography becomes a social standard as well as thousands of years ago.
Bogdan Gulyay (1980) is a Ukrainian artist based in Kiev, he works mostly in classic black and white silver-gelatin technique. Some series are mixed media with black and white photos, manually painted with acrylic and oil paints. He also makes artbooks and multimedia slideshows from his photographs. He has been published and exhibited in Ukraine and abroad.
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