Alena is swimming in the pool
Series: The story of a white house
Medium: Archival Print on Museum Quality Paper
|paper size||image size||edition|
|16 x 20" (40.6 x 50.8 cm)||11.4 x 14.8" (29 x 37.6 cm)||150|
|18 x 24" (45.7 x 61 cm)||14.6 x 18.9"(37 x 48 cm)||100|
|24 x 36" (61 x 91.4 cm)||18.9 x 24.4" (48 x 62 cm)||50|
Did she drown?
What does our "highbrow" curator say about the series
This question will be asked to you first when one see this picture on your wall. The answer no, she is just swimming. This is a picture of Katya Tzareva – the artist who also works in the field of architecture and landscape design. Her interdisciplinary practices converge in the spaces inside her paintings. Their geometrics are composed of planes of lawns and 'white cube' constructions, inhabited by animate and inanimate characters. In the painting “Alyona is Swimming in a Pool” a third form of being (exept human and architecture) emerges – a duck. This is a certain nod to Lucien Freud, who portrayed dogs side by side with human nudes, revealing them as different, yet unified in their corporeality. So in the works by Tzareva animals act as another element, against which the human identity is defined, floating between the man-made and the natural.
Romantic artist from the city where the Kalashnikov assault rifle is produced
Katya Tsareva is focused on beauty of the modern world, artificial world, that always bears the presence of humans. She finds it expressed in modern architecture and landscapes conquered by people. Humans in Tzareva’s artwork either become a part of this world or are in conflict with it. The artist is also concerned with the place of women and their personal identities, the question of self-representation. Examining women through their relationships with their bodies, their awareness of their bodies, the language of the body and the way it forms the limits of perception is one of the main themes for Tzareva.
In 2006 she graduated from "Architecture and design" of Kuban State University. After graduating she worked in the field that she studied at the university. In 2010 she left the architecture and shifted to art. The first personal exhibition was shown in 2012. Katya Tzareva took part in collective exhibitions in the CCI "Fabrika" (special project of V Moscow International Biennale for Young Art), Moscow Modern Art Museum, The Framers Gallery in London, Eurasian Modern Art Festival in Ekaterinburg. Works are included in a number of private collections.
Born in 1984 in Krasnodar in the South of Russia, lives and works in Izhevsk.
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