by Irina Novikova

Ink, gel pen, gouache, paper

Methods: Monotype and painting

Inspiration: My art is always an attempt to reveal my own secrets, to dive deeper and see what I can do. For me, the fabric of the story behind my art is always torn, consisting of small patches. I try to sew these patches together by first tearing the fabric. My project is based on subjective experiences. Fiction and reality intersect here, recent memories of the past and what happened, pages from books read, dreams and imagination. The artist imagines herself as a half-bird with a human face, and the room becomes a magical garden where other creatures live. I explore my own perception and memory. I'm interested in how our memory generates what happened and embodies something that can be depicted or thought within ourselves.


Featured in our March 2022 issue, "Structure/Destruction"