Interview: Irina Sazonova
Luca Curci talks with Irina Sazonova during the 4th Edition of ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022, at Medina Art Gallery.
Born in the south of Russia, in the sunny city of Grozny, Irina broadcasts warmth and generosity with her creativity, the incredible world of beauty open to the viewer. An interesting format of paintings distinguishes the artist from the whole variety of contemporary art. A distinctive feature of Irina’s works is the arrangement of objects, they seem to hang in the air. Taken from nowhere, they seem to appear for a moment, conveying something important to the viewer, and then continue their movement. Borderless, they exist in infinity, intriguing, forcing us to ponder and see. Even the products lying on the boards in the author’s series paintings “Gourmet” are still in chaos, plunging into a wonderful world of endless abundance. Such airiness is an integral part of the artist’s work, her personal perception of the world, a special philosophy. Irina prefers to create a series of paintings, which allows perceiving their work more objectively. Free passing in the creative process from one collection to another, the artist deliberately switches his attention between works, returning to them again with a fresh perception. And despite everything that is common to the paintings, each of them is unique and carries its own unique message, conveyed by the author with every stroke. The paintings on the boards of the “Gourmet” series are where always exquisite and tasty. Luxurious abundance, detail presented on rough, granary boards – bold solution for interiors where wealth and chic are valued. The Fly Higher collection fills the interior with graceful, light airiness, adding warmth and aesthetics, blurring the familiar edges of the room, and harmoniously occupying their place in bedrooms and halls. A series of paintings “The Power of Thought” takes you into the world of reality, virtual capabilities and high-speed data. This is an interweaving of fragile beauty, hard work and endurance with an endless flow of information. Such pictures will appeal to true connoisseurs. philosophical thought. Paintings-art-objects on steel with support from valuable rock tree Karagach is a new word in the world of art! Two different natural materials: steel and elm – cold and warm, hard and soft – are called to unite in a magnificent work of art that bestows the owner with aesthetic pleasure and is capable of best affect the inner state of a person. With graceful feathers on round canvases, barn boards with delicious delicacies, and the unity of classics and technology, the artist managed to find his own style in art, create something new, presenting the familiar in a completely special perspective.
Luca Curci – How did you get into your current artistic practice?
Irina Sazonova – Education in graphic design opened for me one day a world of art from different sides. I have realized I should always be in search and try new materials and new directions! Painting has been my favourite subject since I studied at art school! And these skills and knowledge I have been improving all my life. I’m a happy person! I’m lucky to do what I love! I have the desire to create beauty and it makes me feel full of energy!
LC – What are your thoughts while you paint? Do you have any habits or rituals while you work?
IS – During work I absolutely get into another world. And in this world, I analyze shapes, colours, and brush strokes and I am absolutely immersed in the process. Like Alice from “Through the Looking Glass” I’m inside my parallel world in the middle of a wonderful garden. There are outlandish nerds, tropical flowers and the most exotic fruits.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
IS – It may seem surprising I’m always inspired by the fashion industry. Most of colourful compilations I take from fashion magazines.
LC – How is your creative process?
IS – Looking through the magazine I take notice of the photographs. Finding a new colourful compilation new images start to appear in my mind like the doors open wide to the mysterious garden. I enter and start looking at new creatures. Its far world of oasis is a protective shelter from the outside world.
LC – Which art themes do you pursue? What is your preferred subject, if there is any?
IS – In my paintings, I research the system of meaning and I understand it always changes and every day new realities are born. Our life becomes faster and it needs more concentration and information analysis. I create collections of paintings thinking about states, where we can linger, stay, have a rest, and where I could think about good things and get away from the rush of our world.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
IS – I got good recommendations about ITSLIQUID GROUP and I accepted an invitation to take part in an exhibition in Rome. This is a really serious and well-coordinated team, which provides an opportunity for talented artists from all over the world to express themselves. Gallerists were ready to help and answer the questions every day. The exhibition was held in a good place in the centre of Rome with quality lighting. I wish the curators of ITSLIQUID GROUP prosperity, new collectors and good sales!