In search for special graphic ways I´m filling walls with colored lines to build new rooms.
White spaces become a perfect canvas to create large works.
I use clean rooms as a paper in volume.
20.06. – 15.08.2015 Exhibition “civilisation”
Galerie KUB, Leipzig
„We know who we are only when we know who we are not and often only when we know whom we are against“ Samuel P. Huntington
Since the beginning of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia television plays a deciding role in information stream. The Government tries through „breaking news“ to show all thet only truth and one right understanding for their people. Un- breakable messages reaching it‘s destination on time, scattering hate, fear and sadness from both sides of blue screen.
11.05.2015 Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig
URBAN STRUCTURE from Stefania Smolkina on Vimeo.
7. 10. 2014 Leipzig
2 – 3.08.2014 Kalbe (Milde)
Artist in residence – scholarship, Künstlerstadt Kalbe
Stranger in an unknown area.
In areas of abandoned buildings, stories and dreams of the past can be found. On the search for understanding, one finds feelings of living energy, which is hidden behind empty streets with cats.
7. – 11. 06. 2014 Leipzig
Today forgotten, but 20 years ago was a wall hanging an important element of interior, a sign of beauty. After long existence this canon was put aside. In spatial limited cohabit wall hanging was an ongoing point for dreams.
How far have we gone away from this element?
What motives can be shown today as a part of tradition?
10.05 – 23.05.2014 Exhibition “es ist Frühling”
Galerie KUB, Leipzig
Time processes that previously were asleep, laid the basis for the absurd to come back. Covered by waves of volatile pride and patriotism, to be again strong and noticeable. Nationalist and homophobic slogans lead finally to an identity of a powerful nation.
As a part of those I ask myself:
What is the nature of this anger?
Why is the social memory so short?
Why we are so easy to influence?
In water of declining joy one will wonder, why it doesn’t work, as we imagined. Someone will be named as a culprit. Innocent and disappointed again and again in eternal search for other identity we will recognize ourselves as “l’homme rouge”.
8.03.2014 Gallery 2,04, St. Petersburg
SOMETHING WITH MEMORY
Februar 2014, Leipzig