Volkova Irina

Date of birth: 22 March 1979
Region of Ukraine: Kiev
Kind of art: painting
Genre: landscape, still life

About painting, about life ...

-For me, creativity is collecting. The artist is a collector. Do not be mean, who collects everything indiscriminately, namely a collector - who purposely collects only those things that really love. In fact, you are what you let in your life. You are the sum of what affects you. As Goethe said, "we are created and shaped by what we love."

- There is nothing original at 100%. "What was, it will be; And what was done, it will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun "(Bible, Ecc 1: 9). Sometimes it is enough to mix elements of old ideas or change the way they are expressed. Sometimes to find "your line" means to cross that border which distinguishes a good artisan from the Artist.

"If I waited to understand who I am and why I live, I would still be sitting around, trying to find myself, instead of just starting to do something. From my own experience I know that it is during the work that we understand who we are. Ask any good artist, and he will tell the truth - he does not know where the masterpieces come from. He just does his job. Everyday.

- The generally accepted romantic image of a bohemian artist-in an unchanging beret leading a disorderly life-is completely invented. He is meant for a superman or for someone who wants to die young. The truth is that art requires a lot of energy. And energy will not be if you spend it on extraneous things. Concentration on your favorite work is the daily routine of the day.

- The artist is always at work: even if I walk around the city, I watch the play of light and shadow, adults and children, as lighting falls .... I'm all interested. The artist needs good practice and a desire to approach the performing absolute. If there is no good academic school, then any creativity as a boat without oars.

- Not so long ago I became a mother, it also greatly influenced my work. There is no greater pleasure than watching children and there are no more perfect forms than children's chubby cheeks :-) Besides, playing with children we immerse ourselves in our own memories - and this powerful emotional charge for me is nothing but inspiration. When I depict children, I enjoy myself.

- The camera is an additional tool of the modern artist, a universal storage of information. Compared with the artists of previous eras, we got a huge advantage. But technical progress has set new challenges for the Artist. It is not enough to feel the color and form, to compete with technology is meaningless. It is much more important to develop an individual handwriting and find your emotional palette. In this age of information abundance, one must understand what can be discarded in order to focus on what is really important to you. - The camera is an additional tool of the modern artist, a universal storage of information. Compared with the artists of previous eras, we got a huge advantage. But technical progress has set new challenges for the Artist. It is not enough to feel the color and form, to compete with technology is meaningless. It is much more important to develop an individual handwriting and find your emotional palette. In this age of information abundance, one must understand what can be discarded in order to focus on what is really important to you.

- I would like to be told about me once: "The work of Ira Volkova is calm after a long day. In her pictures simple subjects are opened, but as if in a slow-motion shooting - everything becomes inexpressibly beautiful. And this is not a search for something great, fantastic and theatrical - the artist takes a handful of the most unpretentious life. And the more unpretentious, the more vivid and pure her heroes come out. Happiness, ordinary, human - this is her creative tuning fork. "- I would like to be told about me once:" The works of Ira Volkova are calm after a long day. In her pictures simple subjects are opened, but as if in a slow-motion shooting - everything becomes inexpressibly beautiful. And this is not a search for something great, fantastic and theatrical - the artist takes a handful of the most unpretentious life. And the more unpretentious, the more vivid and pure her heroes come out. Happiness, ordinary, human - this is her creative tuning fork. "

Exhibitions and achievements:

2013 - Diploma for participation in the project "Uspinshnye zhinki Ukrayiny" from the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine, "Spilki zhinok Ukrainy" and KSCA.

2012 - medal "Labor Glory" in the nomination "For a significant contribution to the development of Ukraine and high skill in contemporary art", the international academy of rating technologies and sociology "Golden Fortune"

2012 - the top 77 of the most beautiful women in Ukraine according to the international edition of "Hallmarker" in the section "Art"

2007 - personalized "HERBARIUM", "Sribni Dzoni" gallery, Kyiv.

2012 - personal exhibition "Flower rhapsody", gallery "Gamma", Kiev

2008 - personal exhibition "The Garden of Reflections", gallery "Globe", Kiev.

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