Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors

Everything is possible when there is a strong desire to achieve it.
In arts, I can create new worlds and travel through time.

Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors

Statement

Everything is possible when there is a strong desire to achieve it. In arts, I can create new worlds and travel through time. This series is cardboard-based mixed media collages. I create new realms using paint, colored pencils, and decorative paper. Then I add additional components to this already created environment. I transfer these elements from their previous habitat to the artwork I’m currently creating – they take on a new meaning or perform a different function than before. In my artwork, they start interacting in a new way, to create a new reality.

This body of work challenges traditional linear geometry by using a distorted perspective. The reality in my collages destroys stereotypes and generally accepted canons. I was inspired by Zaha Hadid’s architectural masterpieces – their unexpected curves and unconventional shapes.

The realm created in my collages is tempting as well as ominous. Like the refracted reflections of curved mirrors, space has ceased to be linear, offering an even greater variety of forms. The boundaries of what is considered to be ‘possible’ are pushed apart. The objects, people, and spaces are shown from an uncommon angle, opening up new perspectives. Every time I add a new element or detail to my work, the world inside it changes, refracting in a new way and thus becoming different – the reality inside the artwork is now a new one.

Invisible

Mixed media (cardboard, printed images, deсorative paper, gouache), 16 x 20 in, 2019

Specularity

Mixed media (cardboard, printed images, deсorative paper, acrylic), 16 x 20 in, 2020

Self-portrait

Mixed media (cardboard, printed images, deсorative paper, acrylic), 16 x 20 in, 2023

Games of Mind

Mixed media (cardboard, printed images, deсorative paper, gouache), 16 x 20 in, 2021

Moving the Walls Apart

Mixed media (cardboard, printed images, deсorative paper, acrylic), 16 x 20 in, 2021

Broken Rules

Mixed media (cardboard, printed images, deсorative paper, gouache), 16 x 20 in, 2019

Transience

Mixed media (cardboard, printed images, deсorative paper, gouache), 16 x 20 in, 2021

Infinity

Mixed media (cardboard, printed images, deсorative paper, acrylic), 16 x 20 in, 2020

Artificial Joy

Mixed media (cardboard, printed images, deсorative paper, acrylic), 16 x 20 in, 2023

Anxiety

Mixed media (cardboard, printed images, deсorative paper, acrylic), 16 x 20 in, 2023

Everything is Possible

Mixed media (cardboard, printed images, deсorative paper, acrylic), 16 x 20 in, 2019