|Contemporary Art in Rome|
Kseniya Oudenot is a Ukrainian born British artist living and working in Paris and London. Through a convergence of interest in nature, science and time perception; her art explores the allegorical resonance and fantasy involved in man-made, altered nature within our society and juxtaposition of time.
A prolific cross-disciplinary artist, Oudenot has developed a vast body of sculptures, paintings, drawings and art installations.
Her early design career creations utilized high tech materials and were exhibited in the Science Museum in London, the Science Gallery in Dublin, and were showcased on BBC and Sky.
Trained in academic painting, Kseniya then moved to UK to study Performance Design at St. Martins College.
As a multi-award-winning designer with works ranging from art to theatre costumes and high fashion, as well as projects for the London Royal Opera House, Scottish Ballet and Alexander McQueen. Her background influences are frequently spotted in her dramatic shapes, rich textures and bold use of contrasting components.
Her fine art signature is the use of small ephemeral particles, both natural and man-made materials.
Hailed as a “Best New Talent” by The Wall Street Journal, Vogue and many other publications, Oudenot is now focusing her talents to creating fine art.
Studying performance design and working in theatre in the early stage of my career has had a profound impact on the way I convey ideas and express artistic value in my practice. Although I was trained in Academic drawing and painting, I was always drawn to contemporary forms of expression and the sculptural dimensionality of art.
Through my art I seek visually striking, dramatic shapes, rich textures and materials associated with stagecraft. My goal is to make art that is arresting and has strong, dazzling presence. I like to experiment with visual imbalances, contrasts and full array of materials ranging from metal, plastic, resin, paint, powder, found objects, fabrics, glitter as well as natural materials like crushed rocks, crushed leaves and flowers.
Thematically my practice revolves around the concept of time and nature: altered or artificial nature, modification of environments, acceleration of growth and changing ecosystems. My work investigates the juxtaposition of times and contexts, exploring how time is irrelevant in some situations, how various time frames coexist in our mind.
mixed media (acrylic paint, spray paint, thermoplastic, resin, sand and foil) on canvas
100 x 100 x 10 cm
|ARTWORKS | figurative paintings | abstract and informal paintings | photos | digital art | sculpture|