Olga Volna, professional artist from Russia, VoronezhSphere of artistic interests: painting, collage.Collage.Main topics: abstraction.Stylistics: abstract expressionism, author's technique - metamorphic collage (recycling of resources, rethinking the properties of source materials).In my artistic pr...
Olga Volna, professional artist from Russia, Voronezh
Sphere of artistic interests: painting, collage.
Main topics: abstraction.
Stylistics: abstract expressionism, author's technique - metamorphic collage (recycling of resources, rethinking the properties of source materials).
In my artistic practice I explore abstract expressive collage - a unique author's development at the intersection of abstraction, collage, philosophy, psychology and esotericism.
As an artist I am concerned about the relationship between spiritual and material, physical processes and subtle vibrations.
I constantly ask myself questions: why do souls come into physical bodies? What kind of experience should I get from being on the planet Earth as a separate person? What life lessons should we receive as a mankind as a whole? From these searches and collages are born: abstract - so that nothing is attached to familiar images and expressive - to preserve and convey the depth of their emotions.
My relationship with collage is ambiguous. On the one hand it's a question of control: only I decide what the research theme will be, what the visual language of the project will be, as if I were creating a world with its own laws of beauty. On the other hand, it's an absolute trust: in the material, in my own intuition, in a certain divine force that makes possible the act of creation itself.
I explore the materiality of this world through the transformation of what has already been used, and the spiritual through constant reflexion and self-discovery.
In my works I use the simplest but most capacious and expressive materials, like the original chaos: fabric, paper, wood, plastic. Sometimes what I take to work looks almost like garbage, but the artist's eye sees the rudiments of beauty where others see only waste.