by featured artist Olga Nenazhivina

New York
Medium: ink on paper

Medium: ink on paper

I work in all mediums, but mainly ink and paper. These media are natural materials with live energy. Just like humans, each sheet of paper has personal differences. Before I start a new drawing, I put a sheet of paper in front of myself, and I start a dialogue with it. I touch the surface, check the structure to understand its capabilities. Then I choose the side on which I will draw. 

Daily practice has reassured me that ink and paper are the most suitable media for me. Each thing created in this world has its name and purpose, and if I have to choose a name that would unite all of the pieces of my work into one whole, then I would name it “Chronicle.” For many years, I have drawn the world in which I live, and I continue to do so. I draw it as I see, feel and understand it. The images that appear in my work are born from a combination of these factors. In other words, I do not come up with visuals and plots; they are a product of this world. 

To some, figures and objects from my drawings may seem like fantasy, but this is only a point in extent at which many factors intersect and form a “thoughtform.” The aesthetics of images and objects and their definite sequential arrangement create a particular philosophical aspect within the drawing. 

My work is a friend and partner, it will “talk” to you, and with each new sight, you will discover new facets in it.

East and West
Medium: ink on paper

Olga Nenazhivina is a Russian/American artist, art curator, and educator. She received her initial artistic training under her father, a professional sculptor, and her mother, an art enthusiast, followed by formal education for which she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. A child prodigy, she received her first ‘best art award’ at the age of five and had her first solo show at the age of ten at the Gallery of the Union of Artists of Russia. Since then, she has exhibited her work in Russia, Japan, Canada, the UK, and the USA. Processing powerful pictorial imagination, excellent old school technique, and superb taste, Olga Nenazhivina creates graphic work, merging the aesthetics of the East and West. Find her on Instagram @visualartso1. 

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