Jana Romanova. W
Nevskiy pr., 32
St. Catherine’s Catholic Church / left courtyard / 2 floor
T: +7 901 301 7994
W” – a letter from the alphabet, a sign on the door, graphic drawing, symbol, signifying something, can be a “woman”, can be “wall”, andeven when we pronounce the letter “W” – we say “double you”, it sounds like “twice you”, your twin, copy, or even “the repetition of you.”
In this exhibition at FotoDepartamenta Gallery in St. Petersburg, Jana Romanova explores the definition of beauty and femininity in modern society. By taking on common “feminine” poses, often seen by different girls – whose appearance and confidence she considers different from her own – she tries to discover how the idea of a “self” is formed in our minds, as well as being influenced by the media. Often seeing the same poses copied over and over, she wonders whether certain poses make one feel more feminine, in the traditional definition.
View the online portfolio of Jana Romanova featured by GUP here.