This is my second video from the Daily Belkina series and in it I tell and show how I shot a still life with a mallow flower for my project.
My name is Katya Belkina and I am an artist. My work and all information about me can be found here - https://www.belkina.art
I lived in Berlin for six years, and now I live and work in a small town near Potsdam. When the quarantine began this year, I, like many other artists, lost the opportunity to show work at live exhibitions, meet, and communicate. I decided to make short Daily Belkina videos about my creative process, showing the whole art kitchen - mainly how I work on current projects. And my goal is to support other artists in their daily routine, to give, if possible, an impulse to inspiration. Here I post a video in Russian.
I'm on instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebelki/
I'm in telegram - https://t.me/dailybelkina
This is a series of graphic works about the nature inside man. An experiment with isolating us from each other, or vice versa with each other in close contact, showed what exactly we lacked most acutely. Live communication, freedom of movement and integrity with the world. Stylistically, I drew on and drew inspiration from the direction of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints.
When we are closed in a limited space, then all our hidden problems, fears, fantasies begin to "bloom" here. Desires take on distinct forms. I show everyday scenes in the home space, where flowering, starting from spring, penetrates into our "home" in our life. Up to this point, our lives with the life of nature seemed to flow in parallel, but now plants and flowers with their roots and shoots have filled our souls. Here plants have not only a positive image of elusive beauty and cyclicality of being, but also a frightening image, reminding us that life goes on regardless of whether we participate in it or not. ￼ It seems to us that there was no Spring in 2020, since we were her passive witnesses from the windows of their homes. But she was. So bright and powerful that it made its way into our homes and thoughts.