Power of expression.
These three are the main problems that are of interest to me in my work and are related to my personal artistic pursuits in plasticity.
I am interested in the form of the female pure presence, and the essence of the feminine energy. It is fascinating and intriguing to reveal a layer after a layer of the woman’s life and personality and explore these various identities that might look incompatible at first sight. For that, I go deeper, often through a self-observation. I dig deep until It comes to the essence of what provokes me.
Once I get there I feel tempted to synthesize. I am rarely interested in representing a particular person or individuality; I rather think of the object of my interest as a collective signifier, a result of historical and spiritual layouts. My female nudes, pregnant women and mothers are not specific individuals; they are all the women in time and history and all the mothers that ever were – compressed into a single image.
In my work process, I long for bringing things to their essence; I aspire to the ability to make generalizations, to subtract the most valuable and bring it to the level of unchangeable, inherent qualities (or states) of the “object”.