The art of Vangrada shows a desire to capture reality, to get closer to the realization of the moment; it is a process of immersion in the creative space. She describes her work with these words: «By expanding the moment in a perpendicular line, space collapses, simultaneously releasing the absolute of existence. First, my research has a philosophical approach; it is a personal way of fighting, opposing instincts. Pure consciousness, undistorted by the limits of the mind, creates a real space that surrounds a person every second, a real space that is realized outside of a person — something inexpressible by the possibilities of language — a state without feelings, a state of non-existence, absence, immersion in neutrality and the process of mirroring. My art is about observing reality.»
Sofa Semenova is a young artist working under the pseudonym SFKNG. In 2018, she graduated from the University of Derby in Shanghai with a degree in graphic design and visual Communications.
Sofa’s creativity is very intuitive and emotional. The primary thing in her paintings is color, but forms and composition are born already in the process of writing the work. According to the artist, she does not have a specific plan or sketches before starting work. The first and most important point is the choice of paint and their combination with each other, as well as any improvised materials that are suitable «in the mood» can be used. Free carelessness manifests itself in «mistakes» and stains, which become the main elements of the Sofa’s work.
For Oksana, abstraction is a way of detaching herself from the rules of academism, where she gives herself the freedom to express feelings through an intuitive choice of color, composition, and technique. According to the artist, she has no well-developed ideas about this or that work, she relies on intuition and the subconscious.
«My works are a search for my own artistic language through random lines and spots, a jumble of details, layering and chaos of color.»
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