A quick introduction to the various new series on the new KNSTUDIOS. Paintings and drawings are now separated into two primary sections: On Canvas and On Paper. While there are some overlaps, the collections are fairly restricted to their respective sections. Series statements are now located in their own dedicated area.
The PHOTOGRAPHY section features several themes that will be rotated over the year. I welcome you to meander across them all. For more current photographs there are my Instagram pages @lastochka_kri and @nazarevskaia.kristina. I post documentary, portraiture and music photography to the first account. The second has more artistic images.
ARCHES is a series of watercolors on paper executed in a reduced palette. Each work is intended to highlight textures and materials used by Richard Serra in the creation of his Torqued Ellipses and Spheres. Most of the paintings measure about 22″ x 30″. You can read more about the inspiration behind the series here.
Another new body of work is the STUDY OF A COGNITIVE LANDSCAPE – a new series of watercolors and gouache on paper. I have been concentrating on an idea of reducing and concentrating my palette and this series was conceived and realized as an exercise in permutations of the iconic color schemes used by Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell and Richard Diebenkorn. I was also interested in reversing their, often monumental, scale and compressing the composition into a much smaller area, thus reversing and emphasizing the role of the viewer vs. the artwork.
ELEMENT is a new series of large-scale photographs of abstract forms focused around the idea of material and motion. I have chosen not to disclose the origin of the material or element itself in the hope of prompting the viewers to conjure their own narratives instead of focusing their attention on the material itself. The idea is to contemplate the weight of the object in front of you in relation to the direction of its movement. Does it propel you forward, pull you down or lift you as you interact with it?
There will be more works added to each series as time goes by. Some will also be removed as they are acquired by collectors.
Thank you for your continued support!
As Mark Rothko said, the painting can not exist without the viewer – you are the final stage that defines its completion!