Untitled (Open Edition Print)

Untitled (Open Edition Print)

250.00

“UNTITLED”

8.5”x11” Open Edition Print

ALISA MINYUKOVA  |  Alisa Minyukova was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1975. As a child, She emigrated to New York City with her  mother and grandmother. Growing up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1980's and 90's had a great influence on her personal and artistic aesthetic.

 

When she returned to Russia to study at the St. Petersburg Art and Design Academy with the aim of mastering formal drawing and sculpture, She was immediately pulled into her inherent culture. The symbiosis of East and West has become imperative to her work, the crossing of these two cultural vantage points acts as a prism which reflects a constant narrative. After graduating from the academy in 2004 and returning to New York, she quickly abandoned the formal approach and began experimenting with mixed media and animation.

 

In 2010 she was accepted to the Masters Program at The Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany. During my studies I became focused on creating installation art that relates to the human experience, exploring themes of childhood, memory, dreams and mortality. Using organic materials like wood, glass, soil, water, and incorporating found objects, video, animation and original drawings, she strives to create a personal and emotionally charged dialogue between the viewer and the work.

 

Since she was a child drawing has been the main source of her creative expression and has become the single most important tool for developing ideas and relating concepts. Many of her drawings are autonomous works. Rooted in portrait and narrative themes, they serve to document everyday observations and ideas.

 

“For me, the drawing process brings the element of spontaneity and improvisation, which is essential to deriving new concepts. Presented here is the body of work completed after the birth of my son in 2011, which has been profound to the maturation of my artistic voice.”

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