Type of art
Embroidery, mixed media
Within her art practice Olya tries and explores nature in their most calm moments. Fog, lakes, rain, water in their different form is what catches her attention. What excites Olya the most in the subject is the feeling of complete serenity and calmness versus power and control at the same time. Through her work she tries and explores this very duality of nature and how it is connected to one’smental state. Olya uses embroidery widely in her practice. Just as it is in nature – rythm, cyclicality and regularity areneighbours to unpredictability, chance and unknown, embroidery in the paintings is used as an opposition to soft and loose paint washes. Water in her practice is often the main element and its soft flow usually dictates the development of the process. The compositions are based on landscapes familiar to the eyes, and they take the viewer to an imaginary world of shapes and reflections where they can relax and meditate.