I am a Ukrainian London-based artist using paint and herbal teas as a medium. My artwork is driven by a deep curiosity in the plant-human relationship, rooted in her heritage of colloquial herbalism. Using oil paint as a meditative tool to explore this interdependence, my paintings usually emerge from staged encounters with plants in the form of participatory events – part peasant healer seance, part tea ceremony. This pursuit of plants is biographical, as if fulfilling genetic matrilineal program, drawing on her great grandmother’s role as the village wise woman.
Past shows include: BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, Lewisham Arthouse, Arthouse1, Transition and Alice Herrick gallery, as well as included in shows in the US, Italy and Japan.
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