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Elena Naritsyna

Сutie (2021)

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I think now each of us has heard about ecological problems. Not so long ago there were fires in Siberia, this tragedy had a great influence on me. I began to delve deeper into this subject, to study in more detail the impact of the ecological crisis on animals. I watched a lot of videos, read articles about fires in Australia, the disaster in Kamchatka,...
I think now each of us has heard about ecological problems. Not so long ago there were fires in Siberia, this tragedy had a great influence on me. I began to delve deeper into this subject, to study in more detail the impact of the ecological crisis on animals. I watched a lot of videos, read articles about fires in Australia, the disaster in Kamchatka, melting glaciers, huge landfills of plastic in the Pacific Ocean. Greenpeace has become my best friend. So I decided to watch the North and South Pole for a bit, and penguins caught my attention. What love and care a penguin mother gives to her child. This is something so real and pure, it's really hard to put into words. They fascinate. The deeper I delved into this topic, the more I realized how similar they are to us, or how we are alike. Thus, the idea of ​​my work has changed, this inspired me to create a series in which I was able to express the feelings, emotions, characters of people through animals. For me, this is an opportunity to humanize animals, an opportunity to show that they are the same as us, they share the same feelings, emotions, I would even say they are more honest than we are. For example, once I was sitting near a lake and saw a couple of ducks: they were swimming so funny one after another, chipping feathers, quacking so that it seemed they were grumbling a little at each other. And then I imagined an elderly couple. I thought about other animals and associations with them. For example, a chicken is a symbol of hard work, and a monkey is cheerfulness and fun. I associate the bull with determination and obstinacy, the horse with unbridled energy. For me, my animals are people among us. What defines us? Dreams? Aspirations? Errors? Family? How to understand who we really are? It is impossible to get a definite answer. We ourselves are from unique pieces of the puzzle: from happiness and pain, from the past and the future, of victories and losses. If you throw out at least one, the picture will not be complete. All this makes our life special, and us who we are. In my works, I wanted to reflect the concept. All my animals consist of puzzles, each of them is unique, and together they form a harmonious picture.

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I was born in the south of Siberia, in a mining town. My town is located between two mountain rivers, surrounded by beautiful taiga. thats why, it has never been a problem to find a wonderful place for painting....

I was born in the south of Siberia, in a mining town. My town is located between two mountain rivers, surrounded by beautiful taiga. thats why, it has never been a problem to find a wonderful place for painting. Since my early childhood I drew and I finally realized that this is my calling when i was about 14. Ten years of the university education gave me an excellent basis and the knowledge of basic techniques, but after I invented my own style. For many years I have been working as a graphic designer, my works won both Russian and international competitions. Nature, graphic design, emotions visualization are the three most important pictorial elements used in my abstract paintings. I am fascinated by the landscapes of Siberia: shapes, colors, textures that change with the season. But first of all, my paintings are my story. They reflect my feelings, movements of my soul, a kaleidoscope of emotions. In my works one can find something of his own, see a part of his life, recall a pleasant moment, feel emotions. Because this is the purpose of art. After all, our feelings are our "cocoon" woven from memories, important and insignificant events. Therefore, my works are a kind of encrypted diaries that need to be solved. I would like people to be interested in looking at them, finding a consealed meaning. With multiple layers of color and texture, I’d like to give each painting a different mood and depth - each painting is unique. I combine pictorial art and graphic design in my own way. I speak with love and trepidation about Degas and Manet, Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The symbiosis of different schools and techniques shaped me as an artist. I tend to use tight and dense application with glaze, to mix different textures and leaflets. I often work intuitively and spontaneously, without a complete clearence of where each part ends. And allow the creative process itself guide me.

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