Alyona is swimming in a pool
Canvas, Mixed media
47,24 x 47,24 in
120,0 x 120,0 cm
One of the key themes developed by the artist is defining human identity, often distinctly female, through its placement inside a man-made environment. Architectural spaces, constructed and designed by humans, simultaneously appear as surroundings shaping one’s condition and imbued with one's presence.
Katya Tzareva: "I am looking to create a remarkably clean landscape and implant it with a form of a different materiality. Sometimes I replace this form with a female figure that brings a new emotional context to the space – what is regarded as melancholy, anxiety, tranquility, shame, awkwardness. Hence my body can speak separately from my self, my mind and emotions. What I feel in the moment of such conversation is irrelevant – it is only possible to follow a configuration of my body. What I can be is only a body”.