ANASTASIA SAVINOVA (RU)
Anastasia Savinova udforsker spændingen mellem det logiske og det åndelige gennem repræsentationen af kunstige og naturlige rum og den menneskelige tilstedeværelse i dem. Hendes værker spænder over et væld af medier, såsom tegning, foto,grafik, collager og performance.
I serien ‘Genius Loci’ kombinerer Savinova digitalt autentiske fotografier af arkitektoniske strukturer og landskaber for at skabe et snapshot, der koncentrerer essensen af et sted. Hver collage indfanger også den integrerende specifikke atmosfære på et sted kendt som genius loci.
I sin mixed-media serie “Geometry of Organic” undersøger Savinova den mangesidede essens af livet, udtrykt både af geometriske og organiske former. Især med fokus på den menneskelige krop reflekterer hun over, hvordan geometri minder om det rationelle og det åndelige som udtryk for hellig viden.
Her most known series is ‘Genius Loci’, a collection of images that captures the essence of a place. Savinova digitally combines site specific photographs of authentic architectural structures and landscapes, creating surreal and enchanted buildings. Each collage captures, as well, the incorporeal specific atmosphere of a location known as the genius loci. This term in ancient Rome was used to refer to the protective spirit that they believed guarded every place.
Her artworks thus combine corporeal and incorporeal elements, balancing between documentary and fiction which is effectively expressed by using collage as medium. The resulting architectural structures become the magical homes of the essence of the spirit of the place. The tension between logic and spirituality is also expressed in her drawings ‘Geometry of Organic’ series. In these artworks Savinova reflects on the multifaceted essence of life, expressed both by geometric and organic forms. She approaches geometry as a binding presence shared by molecules as well as by immense entities such as the universe. Savinova creates mixed-media images where the human anatomy seems to emerge from a technical drawing. As the viewer doesn’t understand the logical steps necessary to construct such drawings, their geometry evokes the mystical. In fact, this series explores how geometry recalls both the rational and the spiritual as expression of the sacred. This is because in many cultures, geometry and its mathematical perfection are used to visually represent the divine.
Savinova’s portfolio includes paintings as well. She is a multifaceted artist who continues evolving experimenting with various media. Her recent series are connected by an ecological interest and explore the relation of humans and nature with a recurrent presence of metamorphic beings merging within it, for example in The Call of the Mountain and Landface.
Genius Loci’ Series