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Still Life | Sasha Ivanova


42cm x 30cm

Photography, digital art and Xerox on Hahnemuele Fine Art Paper

Limited Edition of 20

Artwork to be shipped from Germany

Curator's Statement:

Sasha Ivanova sees her art practice as “an opportunity to be on the same wavelength with myself”. I loved her “exhibition of future plans”, her carefully constructed selection of recent work that is building towards her first sculptural piece: “I see vectors in these sketches that will allow me to do this”. For me, this is core to a living, breathing art practice; artists don’t wake up one day with the ability to create work in a brand new medium, rarely does a wild idea come from nowhere. Instead, as Sasha so perfectly demonstrates, an art practice is a gradual accretion of concepts, methods and an aesthetic language that becomes your own.

Artist Statement:

Here is something that reminds me of nature and my personal memories. 

I probably tend to constantly change something, so thinking 100 years ahead turned out to be very useful. For the last few years, I have been practising intuitive drawing and creating art objects just as an opportunity to be on the same wavelength with myself. That is, to abstract from the conceptual, semantic, emotional implications. The theme of the exhibition struck me as insanely close since it is aimed at revealing, as it seems to me, these very ideas.

Here are my drawings, oil painting and rework photography that I have created over the past few years. I draw faces and nature pieces that remind me of nature and nightmares. I really love watching nature at night, looking out the window or staying somewhere in the forest alone to see and catch sounds, shapes and heroes I can imagine. This is something about catching personal inner ideas and aesthetics that are stronger than real social things. And nature really gives power to me.

 Sasha Ivanova, b. 1990, lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia 

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