Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Dec 29, 2020 - Striving to find the form to give a visual quality to feelings, Katerina Belkina dedicated her work to giving “shape to human emotions”. In her meticulously curated narratives, she often plays the role of the main protagonist, inviting the viewer to engage with every detail of the work. Her portraits are seldom depictions of self – they are interpretations of topics she is passionate about. Growing up in Southeast Russia with her artist mother, she adopted visual vocabularies of the Renaissance and socialist realism. These two concepts became the basis of Belkina’s pictorial language, a perfected display of staged, powerful characters.
With an eclectic range of interests, Katerina Belkina works in mixed media, creating her own technique that merges visual elements of painting and collage, photographic techniques, and digital tools. Inspired by everyday life, rendered through a distinctly female gaze, she creates dreamy theatrical scenes painting the energy and flow of the female-first human condition.
About the Art Book:
As a result of artistic work spanning over 14 years, Katerina Belkina published her first art book in collaboration with KOCMOC – Publishing Space in October of 2020.
Entitled “Katerina Belkina – My Work Is My Personal Theatre“, the edition is a trilingual (German, English, Russian) illustrated book, presenting the most complete survey of the artist’s work to date. The publication depicts the work of Katerina Belkina and shines a light on her development as an artist. In addition to essays on Belkina’s work, the book will include an interview with the artist, in which she talks about her work and her creative practices.
About the publisher:
KOCMOC (Russian: cosmos) has been designing and publishing art books since 2018. KOCMOC focuses on promoting artists from Eastern Europe.
About Katerina Belkina:
Early on Katerina Belkina (*1974) knew about her exceptional talent to see the world through different eyes. Born in Samara in the southeast of European Russia, she was brought up in a creative atmosphere by her mother, a visual artist. Her education at the Art Academy and the School for Photography of Michael Musorin in Samara gave her the tools to visualize her ideas. Exhibitions of her sublime, mystic self-portraits ensued in Moscow and Paris.
Katerina Belkina was nominated for the prestigious Kandinsky Prize in Moscow in 2007. She won the International Lucas Cranach Award in 2015 and the prestigious Hasselblad Masters Prize in 2016.
She lives and works in Werder (Havel), near Berlin, Germany.
For more information, please see: www.belkina.art
For press images, more information and interview opportunities please contact:
Ana Bambic Kostov