Knitted skull insulated pots and Lenin fur – an exhibition of artists from Siberia


On the second of February in the Odessa Invogue gallery opens the exhibition “Fur and knitted dreams” Siberian artist Natasha Yudina.
Exhibits from materials that retain heat – knitting and animal skins.
“Fur and knitted dreams” is an art that is born in Siberia. It is very difficult to live: Blizzard, Blizzard, Blizzard, frost, cold, walking around brown bears, wolves. So you need to hide, to wrap up in wool, warm skin to grow fur, otherwise they will not survive. And art in Siberia require insulation. He needs to wrap up in warm clothes, ” – says the artist.

Show the globe of mink, symbolizing the local view of the world, braided skull hamlet, the pot in a knitted wrapper “Warm soup”, fur envelope “Warm letter”, fotoservice “Venus in the snow”.

“Ice lady” Venus in the snow ” is almost like Hitchcock! Venus, walking on snow-covered taiga is the suspense (a state of suspense – You look at the picture and understand what it is. And her look, and her entourage – all this causes you anxiety. Turned away, and the suspense is over! Have you ever watched Hitchcock in winter in the dark? Hitchcock in Siberia in winter is a stunning horror! “
The artist said that uses the work experience of the classics.
“When I do fur knitted globe, or a saucepan – combine incompatible things. This surreal stunt. When sheathe the skin Venus de Medici, I relive the experience of classic ancient art. When I translate the metaphor of hibernation, snow, cold, storms, blizzards in the material is wool, hides, fur, plush, I work with the idea. The art is in the zone of Siberian conceptual, for example, the Siberian or taiga conceptualism “.

Exhibition of works will last until February 25.

Natasha Yudina studied at Tomsk state University at the Department of fine arts. Participant of exhibition Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism, the hall of the Siberian art, Saatchi Gallery, London (UK); participant of the international Symposium of contemporary art Biruchiy (Ukraine).