Grim post-Soviet landscapes of Moscow’s residential districts

Otdelnov’s urban landscapes are devoid of people, with one exception: a lone figure in an elevator, which happens to be a self-portrait. In the artist's own words, it is “a defenseless soul trapped in a cold, empty space.”

Otdelnov’s urban landscapes are devoid of people, with one exception: a lone figure in an elevator, which happens to be a self-portrait. In the artist's own words, it is “a defenseless soul trapped in a cold, empty space.”

Pavel Otdelnov, Courtesy of MMOMA
Artist Pavel Otdelnov's latest work is a study of the life of Moscow’s residential districts: grim post-Soviet landscapes with panel skyscrapers and endless power lines stretching into the unknown.