Gallery INA DEDERER & FRIENDS
contemporary art gallery in the heart of Zurich
Born in the Ukraine in 1979, artist Ruslan Lobanov is one of the most unique photographers in the contemporary post-Soviet art space. His cinematic black and white photography celebrates the elaborate mysteries of the female form, setting the scene with collectible accessories, handmade costumes and attentively selected locations inspired in part by his older sister, a designer. Ruslan’s exclusively beautiful subjects possess more than great bodies, each one depicts a character and communicates an everlasting story in which their nakedness is simply one element.
Ruslan has shot for magazines L’Officiel, Normal and Playboy and has worked on photography projects Le Grand Sud in Morocco and Chateau in France before focusing on solo exhibitions. Ruslan has won several awards for his work, most notably at the Black & White Spider Awards in California, the international art prize honouring black and white and mono photography.
Launched during his solo exhibition in Kiev, Ukraine, the photo book Nudes in The City (2015) compiles a range of Ruslan’s images from the last ten years, some never before seen, portraying characters from Havana to Kiev and from Galle to Moscow, each reflecting the inimitable personality of that city. He has since exhibited his Nudes in The City works at Gallery Ina Dederer & Friends in Zurich, Switzerland. He has recently published a numbered and signed limited edition book Not Black And White Cinema, which features his best colour works from the last ten years and is working on The Wrong Door, a compilation of stories and works.
Present Own project "Nudes in the City"
A large mosaic of women’s characters from Havana to Kiev, from Galle to Moscow was collected in a new
photo book Nudes in The City (2015), which features many never-before-seen photos from the main
2008 - 2009
Own project "Sex and fish" - Photo project in Ukraine
Present Own project "Chateau"
Photo project in France. In 2013 released personal calendar "Chateau"
2012 - Present
Own project "Le Grand Sud" - Photo project in Morocco
Working with L'officiel, Normal, Playboy, Blur
7th Black & White Spider Awards, Beverly Hills, CA - 1st place, Honorable
Mention in Nude category
8th Annual Black & White Spider Awards , Beverly Hills, CA - Nominee in Nude
International color Awards, Beverly Hills, CA - 1st place, Honorable Mention in
2012 - 2014
Works were established in galleries of Belgium (Brussels) and Germany (Hamburg)
2012 - 2013
Took part in art fair Fotofever (Belgium)
2013 - Present
Releases annual calendars "Nudes in the city 2013", "Chateau 2014", "LOVERS 2015",
"Not black and white cinema 2016"
Published a personal photo book "WORKS" in a limited edition version
It features a selection of the best black and white photos from the main projects
Published a personal photo book "Nudes in the City"
Reviewer - J. L. Wisnewski
Solo exhibition in Ukraine
The exhibition dedicated to book "Nudes in the City"
Currently working on two new projects: the new personal book Not Black And White Cinema, which
features best color works from the last ten years and The Wrong Door, a compilation of stories and
works. 25 photo novels written in a triptych, texts by A. Fridlyand and J. Wisniewski.
All works in color as well.