Based in: Krasnodar
« I translate the nature that surrounds me into volumetric structures. »
Olga Bezhina is a prizewinning Russian painter. She frequently works 'en plein air,' rethinking natural colors and capturing the optical effect of light and wind flowing. For her, the open air acts as a creative laboratory, where the search for the most advanced pictorial approaches is carried out and new solutions discovered. Her resulting paintings are full of rhythm, bold colors and a balance of strength and silence that directly reflects the majestic landscapes of the Taman Peninsula.
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What inspires you?
Olga works in the open air. Taman. The ancient peninsula - the Greek city of Hermonass, filled with history, with its energy - land, sea and sun.
Describe your creative process.
Olga Bezhina is an artist who creates landscapes reinterpreted from the surrounding space of nature into volumetric structures. Such is the work of "Particle", created by all shades of blue and turquoise. Its large strokes form a convex, complex texture, where each element is laid out thoughtfully, verified, like pieces of colored mosaic smalt. He writes quickly - it takes about 12 hours to do one job.
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Textured painting, large brushstrokes, structure and rhythm
Who are some artists that have influenced your work?
Vincent Van Gogh, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Jackson Pollock
What is the most important tool when creating your work?
Paint and color, palette knife, brush.
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
Work constantly and hard.
Where do you go for inspiration?
I go to nature and to the sea.
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Kuban State University, the graphic arts Faculty, Department of Painting.