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Chronicles of controversy

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Chronicles of controversy

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Elena Romanovskaya

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2022

Acrylic on canvas

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Dimensions: 89cm (H) x 69cm (W) x 2cm (D) / 35" (H) x 27.2" (W) x 0.8" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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Though Jupiter is still in orbit, Zeus is no longer with us! This could have been the last headline of the Ancient Greek Weekly Oracle. Was (myth) or was not, that is the question.

I've read a lot of information about the mythology of Ancient Greece, but I don't think I've even touched 1%. It's a gigantic world, and to me it is primarily an artistic study as well as a treasure trove of images.

In my head I have mixed up eras, centuries, stories, people, gods, and all this mixture has produced a picture of "Chronicles of Contradiction". In it I wonder where the fuck Cyclops and Hecatonchires are, they have a complicated life as it is, they were imprisoned by their own father in their mother's womb after birth, and since Gaia is mother Earth and Uranus is father Heaven, their father just put them in his wife's womb and with his own body - Heaven, sealed them there for many years.

Yes, the myths tell us that they were set free, they lived, they were, then they were killed... This is to say that there is a logical chain.

But! Since mythology, for me, remains an open question, and I have information from different eras mixed up, I began to wonder if the Cyclopes were not saved and they remained in their mother Earth, and one day there was still a worldwide flood, thereby uncorking them from the pressure of Heaven. Would Noah have taken them to his ark in that case, with the conditions that they could not have pairs to reproduce? And here I realize, in any case, these giants who don't even have eyes to match the ark's conditions would not live.

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Artist Profile

Born: 1989

Hometown: Nalchik

Based in: Nalchik

I was born in the Caucasus, in the small town of Nalchik, this is the South of Russia.
I have been painting since 2008. I have a lot of experience in exhibitions. My favorite material is acrylic.

As an artist, I am interested in the space of play that arises between my art and the viewer. There are no winners or losers in this game, but there is excitement in it and going “beyond” — to where I create my worlds and invite you on a journey through them. This game is not so much entertaining as it immerses you in the moments of life.
My “tools” are genre intensity and inflamed color, which I “pick up” from the expressionists.
I was born and raised in Nalchik, the symbiosis of Russianness and the Caucasus influenced my artistic development. Therefore, through my work, I acquaint the viewer with the plots
from the life of different nations and try to synthesize different cultural contexts.
There is always some kind of “funny” in my works, they contain the mechanism of estrangement — a shift in perception, when the works are built as a kind of attraction. After all, if the “systems” in which we are all “soldered” work well, everything that happens in them is predictable and there is no place for a new place. New meaning can only arise from what is meaningless! Hence, the key role in my work is given to non-systemic: absurdity, breakdowns, accidents: the better different “systems” work, the more irreplaceable sources of new meanings become gaps, failures, intervals, inconsistencies.


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