|Year of creation||2019|
|Dimensions||150 W × 200 H × 3 D cm|
|Type of art||painting|
Description of the Artwork “Digital Underground”
Journeying into Time, ever-oscillating dimensions, and the subconscious, this meditative, relentless figure, defiantly withstanding baffling, conflicting realities and spectral images, she’s a fearless penetrator—a woman trying to delve deep inside herself far under the surface to banish mere optical illusions. She’s staring at her evolution, bravely confronting memories, opening those “secret drawers” of the mind that Salvador Dali spoke about, and also at dreams that may help her create her own world— enlightenment that’s in communion with the universe. But even if she is resolute, ready for the unknown, distinguishing between the Absolute, the Imaginary, hope and insignificance, still confounds her. She’s the striking presence, a double image in fact, blazing in the fiery light, emphasizing a strength to pursue this often puzzling journey. There’s little doubt—she has emerged—past all these blurred reflections of her past selves—and may well be on the path to true, meaningful conviction. Yet the Cosmos—and her bold willingness to question life’s randomness, its’ confusions—will never offer a straight trajectory towards Truth. So she will continue to look at that mirror for a few more moments. Then daringly move on. Knowing much that is hidden remains to be revealed. © Greciuhina&Kiersh
Irina Greciuhina, Moldova
I Live and work in Moldova For many years I have been leading an architectural bureau, working closely with interiors, textures, colors and product design. Architectural background is giving me a lot of ideas and knowledge, that I am transforming into my artworks. I am perceiving a process of the art creation as my personal cult and intimate ritual which gives me a freedom of expression. In my artistic practice I am interested in recording and showing the diversity and ambiguity of human nature as well as the mystery of all aspects of human personality. The main theme of my art is a study of the archetypes of a woman. I am recreating female images from different sources around me, including everyday life, fashion magazines and even internet. I keep wondering how personality and world perception of a woman can be affected by the external factors such as giving birth to a child, building a family or even changing the gender roles. The choice of this subject is stipulated by a continuous self-study, as an artist and as a woman, thus perceiving it as the most interesting and the dearest topic to me. Depicting female figures in a particular manner, I am placing them in the most unusual settings coming from the depth of my subconsciousness. Surrealism and interpretation of dreams, became strong references to me, but I am expressing them in a post-modern way, mixing bright colors, catchy poses from the posters, decorative elements and patterns with the typical elements of pop art. Full of peculiar details, my artworks are inviting the viewer to wonder, who are these women on the canvas and what is their story. Using mostly acrylic paint and working on large-scale canvases, recently I’ve started to experiment with digital art, studying how the new technologies can affect my creative process, giving me new ideas and skills.