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Born in Moscow in 1990 into a family of artists, Sasha Sokolova was accepted into the Sergey Andriyaki’s Academy of Watercolour and Fine Arts in Moscow aged nine and won scholarships from the V. Spivakov’s fund and Young Talents Fund. She has also done courses in miniature enamel painting, mural painting and etching.
In 2005, she graduated with honors and in 2015 completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography.
Sasha explains the work by saying, “I wanted to show how often people are concerned with their own well being without noticing what is happening around them. They think that nothing will affect them, will not disturb them, if they just ignore it and figuratively “close the door”. To convey the idea, I explore contrasts and opposites visually; tranquility and the uncontrollable forces of nature; permanence and transience; drama and peacefulness, and I represent them in color (familiar and thrilling for the characters) and monochrome (everything that they subconsciously retreat from). I am contrasting worlds of normal people and remote dramatic landscapes inspired by my recent travels to Lanzarote (Canary Islands). These juxtapositions are the basis of perception and are powerful tools for me.”
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