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Red Moscow by KaterinaBelkina Red Moscow by KaterinaBelkina
Empty Spaces series
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"disharmony" - something I often have in this city. We have here a lot of social and other problems, but outwardly we are working hard to show the gloss, luxury and excellence. Everything is for the show. Moscow is one of the most of expensive cities in terms of accommodation. Some people here are building castles with six meters high fences. It's here still you need to think 10 times before you come into a very expensive store, because you can realize that you are not corresponding. About the Porsche. For me this is the striking example of highly specific luxury car. So... for a rich part of Moscow, it's a kind of symbol (female version), as well as Bentley (male). But for some reason, looking into the eyes of the holders of all this stuff, there is no sincere desire to follow their aspirations.

ps - And excuse me for my clumsy English ;)
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Surrealwalker Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love the evening sky with the polluting stacks and heavy haze. It would be an interesting artistic experiment to portray the excess of consumption. Owning a few nice "things" is fundamental to how both our cultures measure "success" in social terms. What most people need is a reevaluation of the word "success" as it should be personally defined. An individual's excessive consumption, or "never having enough" is truly disharmony. The irony is that having expensive goods never fulfills a lasting happiness, but frequently fuels the desire for more in a never ending spiral of dissatisfaction. Someone once said that "the more things you own, the more things own you". Your English is clear and well stated. I wish we had a way to merge our languages to be more precise in our expressions.  But that's what art offers us all!
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NoelMcLauchlan Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The higher the fence, the greater the gulf between the rich and the poor.
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grafnull Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Катерина Вы бэст! ))))
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acidedcom Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work, enigmatic picture, great description! Before reading I saw something like s-fi scene here ;)
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Markotxe Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the kind of emptiness of this portrait
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SUDOR Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Your picture is featured in my journal [link]
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homophobia-isgay Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
interesting picture love it
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avalanchepark Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I have spent the night following 'favorites' from artist to artist hoping to find new images and this is one night it paid off. I love this - the colors are great , it has a great feeling of depth, and the feeling of a bubble world separated from the real world outside really comes across for me.
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Photographer
Featured [link]
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readyo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Love this Katerina!
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