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Artwork Venture EVE: Femininity, Cultural Codes and AI.

Natalie Kiri, Valentina Conchie, Valeria Eliseyeva
Natalie Kiri, Valentina Conchie, Valeria Eliseyeva

Curated by Valentina Conchie, EVE is a charming artwork expertise that celebrates the multifaceted nature of girls. Executed by feminine artists, dwelling and dealing in Singapore, this thought-provoking sequence explores the various embodiments of girls, shedding mild on their distinctive tales, struggles and strengths.

By the lens of a feminine photographer, this undertaking delves deep into the womanhood, capturing the essence of femininity in all its varieties. From the quiet energy of a mom nurturing her baby to the inventive vitality of a feminine artist, the sexuality of a younger lady discovering her identification to the evolution of relationships with a particular second half. EVE showcases the spectrum of feelings and moments that outline the feminine expertise.

Valentina, please inform us how did you meet the opposite members of the undertaking?

All being from put up Soviet house we converse one language and flow into in the identical neighborhood. A mutual pal launched us to one another.

Natalie with her work “Autumn in Her Eyes”
Natalie along with her work “Autumn in Her Eyes”

I used to be instantly captivated by Natalie’s creativity, she had quite a lot of recent concepts. Being a sought-after model photographer she steadily gravitates in direction of the Artwork. You may see an instance of her pure artwork undertaking in one of many rooms in Joo Chiat the place she depicts the unity between nature and human world, vegetation grows from our bodies and switch girls into flowers. Natalie was and is extremely beneficiant, conducting a number of photograph classes for me. The truth is my profile photograph and many of the gallery pictures on my web site are made by Natalie. Collectively we labored on an unbelievable undertaking about my greatest portray to this point, Nadya & Ben, making a fantasy visible narrative for it which is because of be revealed. I can assure, you’ll find it irresistible!

As of Valeria, first time we met was at Artwork SG final yr which is symbolic actually. We spent the entire day collectively unbelievable prime quality artwork, legendary names and it felt so pure, like we knew one another for ages. That’s what Valeria’s artwork is about, being pure, capturing on a regular basis moments and making them look particular, creating magic from on a regular basis life. It’s a uncommon reward and an distinctive expertise. I’m very grateful to Valeria for introducing me to Maral Klycheva, an artist, instructor and an expensive pal. And eventually, Valeria informed me how you can preserve my again straight naturally, when I’m being photographed which is totally invaluable!

Valeria in her photography process
Valeria in her images course of

Now, I’d wish to know a bit extra about every of you. Please inform us a couple of phrases about your background, your means into artwork and your present follow.

Valentina: Visible artist, curator, and an energetic member of the Singapore Artwork Neighborhood I name Singapore house for the final 9 years. Initially from Moscow, Russia, I graduated from Medical College, and moved to Singapore along with my household 9 years in the past. I at all times cherished Artwork nevertheless it was by no means constant, drawing once in a while in between working hours, scribbling within the notebooks across the sentences, on the napkins within the eating places. It’s the transfer to Singapore with its lush vibrant greenery and peaceable manner that made me take into consideration Artwork once more. I attended few artwork courses, in NAFA and My Artwork House, they helped me to maneuver right into a behavior of making once more. I began experimenting with mediums and codecs and the remainder is the historical past.

My Artwork aesthetics are characterised by daring color mixtures, repetitive patterns, and distinctive portraits that mix figurative model with components of Artwork Nouveau and Pop Artwork. Throughout my follow I exploit a number of strategies reminiscent of blended media portray, intuitive collage, digital, movie images and AI.

Valeria: I’m a household and portrait photographer, primarily based in Singapore. Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, I grew up surrounded by inspiring work created by my grandfather, Valentin Kosenko, a widely known artist in Ukraine. I spent my college years in Germany, then moved to Netherlands after which Los Angeles to get a level in enterprise adopted by work in a consulting trade. Then my means led me to Moscow the place I constructed my household. Changing into a mom impressed me to discover the works of household photographers from Odessa and St. Petersburg, I used to be captivated. Three years in the past, when my household relocated to Singapore, I lastly allowed myself to change into an expert full-time photographer.

My work at the moment focuses on girls, motherhood, and intimacy, characterised by its naturalness and minimal post-production, capturing on a regular basis moments that exude heat. I’ve a powerful portfolio on PhotoVogue, with works masking matters of maternity, feminine portraits, and nature. I take pleasure in depicting femininity and have a considerable quantity of feminine portraits. My point of interest is on human and feminine magnificence surrounded by landscapes and cityscapes.

Natalie: Trend and portrait photographer, I’ve been dwelling in Singapore for 4 years. I began my images profession in Vladivostok, Russia and since then I’m exploring the multifaceted world of visible artwork. It was in Singapore after I realised, that being a photographer is my true ardour and countless journey of exploring everybody and every part thought the lens of the digital camera. Pictures permits me to precise my distinctive perspective on magnificence and aesthetics impressed by folks, nature, vogue, and artwork. As a visible artist, I don’t strictly observe a particular model, as every photograph undertaking requires its distinctive strategy and strategies. A major a part of my work consists of black and white pictures with a person twist. Taking part in with mild and shadows, utilizing the lengthy publicity impact, my black and white pictures permit me so as to add mystical magnificence and understatement to my works. I discover inspiration in icons like Richard Avedon, Saul Leiter, Lillian Bassman, Steven Meisel, Paolo Roversi, Nick Knight. In my free time I take pleasure in visiting galleries, making movies, play tennis, and travelling to completely different nations to discover their tradition.

Valentina with the artist Malini Nathan, artwork “Warmth” at the background
Valentina with the artist Malini Nathan, art work “Heat” on the background

“To me, Malini is the epitome of knowledge – at all times calm, beneficiant and sort. Her magnificence radiates from the within out. I really feel each pleasure and serenity after I speak to her, which is a uncommon reward. I expertise the identical emotions after I view her artwork, which options many components from nature, evoking calm reflection and a way of interconnectedness between people and nature.” Valentina

Inform us about undertaking EVE. What had been your inspirations and the technical features concerned in it.

Valentina: For EVE, I’ve returned to the intuitive collage approach. I’m a very long time fan of this medium. The truth is, that’s the approach I began with after I determined to significantly pursue artwork. This time I’ve ventured into the digital realm utilizing a number of items of my very own images taken regionally in Singapore, together with surroundings, landmarks, vegetation, textures, paint checks on paper, cutouts from newspapers and components of Al-generated photos. All of those components are mixed right into a collage and are topped off with spray paint patterns. The principle characters of this undertaking are the artists I personally know and am impressed by their artwork and personalities.

My hope is to evoke a way of relatability, primarily within the individual depicted within the art work as a result of it’s created for them and about them. As for the spectators, I hope they are going to be inspired to study extra concerning the featured artists, their biographies and artwork to higher perceive the works.

Natalie: I’m deeply honoured to be a part of this Artwork Venture celebrating the various nature of girls. Photographing girls gives me with the chance to spotlight the individuality and uniqueness of every particular person. My works for the EVE depict mystical dimensions of girls, these maintaining secrets and techniques and posing questions. Each {photograph} uncovers distinctive energy, magnificence, confidence, and finesse, all contributing to the portrayal of the mysterious world of femininity.

Valeria: EVE depicts girls at completely different transformational phases and I’m thrilled to have the ability to contribute to this matter with my works. On the photoshoots I proof completely different faces of affection. Passionate love, tender love in direction of your accomplice, pure like to youngsters and eventually self-love. These phases outline the feminine life expertise, and I’m grateful for the chance to show these features via my artwork.

In your opinion what’s artwork? What’s the position that artwork and artists play within the society?

Valentina: Artwork is every part, we’re surrounded by artwork within the on a regular basis surroundings. In the event you open your thoughts to this concept you’ll begin seeing inspiration actually in every single place and your view of the world will change. Something an individual creates is Artwork. That’s the reason I completely detest adverse feedback about anybody’s artwork, any artwork that’s created has the appropriate to exist, it’s human expression, it’s remedy, it’s vitality, thought and optimistic cost, that what all of us want like air. If I might, I might place David Shrigley’s work “Artwork will save the world” on each huge display in each metropolis. As a result of artwork is a common language, it has good intentions in its core, it has no borders and it unites folks.

And artists are the messengers of the Artwork into the world. I’m not speaking solely about skilled artists, I’m speaking about all of the individuals who create, paint, do digital artwork, movie, make music, dance, the checklist is lengthy.

Valeria: Artwork is a robust instrument, enriching our life, eradicating borders and permitting us to immerse into completely different worlds within the means of creation. Artwork is the best way to find the world, a few of us have higher notion via listening to others via visualising. Nonetheless, it’s not at all times simple to reveal your self, perceive and really feel the artwork if it’s not taught extensively in school and if it’s not supported as topic by all of the stakeholders.

Natalie: I actually imagine that artwork is a option to share your perspective with others. It’s significant for society, sparking creativity, reflecting tradition, and making us assume. It acts as a bridge between the previous, current, and future. After we come throughout a robust piece of artwork, it connects with our feelings, grabs our consideration, and may even change our ideas or lives. These feelings may be optimistic or adverse, sturdy or refined. If a bit of artwork makes you pause, it means it has achieved its job. Once I choose up my digital camera, I at all times take into consideration the story I wish to inform my viewers and the feelings I wish to evoke. To me, images is an incredible option to categorical myself that goes past language, talking via the photographs I seize.

Natalie with her artwork “World of Aymée”
Natalie along with her art work “World of Aymée”

What are your future plans and tasks?

Valentina: I’m engaged on a number of tasks in the mean time. A brand new sequence of digital works which equally to EVE will characteristic artists. The idea of this sequence can be completely different however I’ll depart it a shock. I proceed engaged on my vibrant portrait works, this time I draw from the concept of convergence of East & West, which I imagine is one thing that our world wants and it’s going to occur. To visualise this notion I introduce conventional motives and pictures acquainted to everybody. One other thrilling art work to be completed is ready for me at Barry Yeow’s Studio the place he expands my skillset and teaches me to have a look at the artwork from varied angles. I’m additionally nurturing an idea that I’ll lay out on a big canvas, the picture is crystal clear in my head and it’ll show my view of the world, I simply want to seek out time to leap on it. In January I’m curating a brand new present in Crane Joo Chiat, devoted to the important subject of the present instances which is Sustainability. This present is included in The Singapore Artwork Week program and I’m very excited to have the ability to add urgency to this significant matter. And final however not least, from 1st to third of December, along with the guy artists, I can be displaying my prints at Selegie Arts Centre, I’m wanting ahead to spend a while within the firm of the pleasant creatives and hope to see a lot of you there, this can be enjoyable.

Valeria: I incorporate quite a lot of Singaporean surroundings in my images, not solely utilizing it as an atmosphere for my inventive tasks but additionally maintaining it for my future recollections if and after I depart Singapore.
I’m engaged on a number of Singapore themed artworks in the mean time. Predominantly involving girls. Capturing varied phases of life, experiences and feelings that include them. This work requires information of particular person psychological features and I plan to discover these matter in additional element. Kind and quantity are two different vital features I’d wish to concentrate on in my upcoming tasks.

Natalie: I’m at present nurturing a number of artwork tasks, every of them taking an experimental strategy. Just lately, throughout The Reasonably priced Artwork Honest, I had the chance to come across the works of an Indonesian artist named Riz. This expertise has impressed me to create a brand new artwork undertaking and I’m engaged on it in the mean time.

Valeria with her works “You are all I want” and “Precious Gift”
Valeria along with her works “You might be all I would like” and “Treasured Present”

The place can we see a few of your work and are they on the market? Do you settle for commissions? What’s the working course of when purchasers wish to strategy you for a fee?

Valentina: You may see my works on my web site, Instagram and naturally you possibly can write to me, I might like to reply your questions. I settle for commissions, each for portray and images primarily based works. It is vitally vital for me to speak to an individual earlier than I do it, ideally to satisfy or do a zoom name to have the ability to create a piece that an individual can hook up with and really feel relatable. I like to create works that can be speaking to an individual commissioning them, they may embody particulars significant to that individual particular person. On the identical time, I choose to determine on the design and look of the work myself, I’ll take into account feedback on color palette however I gained’t do alterations.

Natalie: I usually showcase my inventive endeavours on varied social media platforms, with a selected concentrate on Instagram. The platform gives me with a dynamic house to share the evolution of my tasks and have interaction with a various viewers. Presently, I’m engaged on a number of artwork tasks, every crammed with an experimental spirit, and I’m excited to announce that these works will quickly be made obtainable for buy. Keep tuned for updates on my social media channels for unique insights into the inventive course of and particulars on buying these items.

Valeria: You’ll find my work on my social media, my Instagram and my web site.
I don’t promote my pictures but, however I provide photograph classes and mentorship. Whereas after all I’m glad to take commissions, on a person foundation, for me extra vital is to satisfy attention-grabbing and galvanizing folks and community, create relationships and alternate concepts. That is vital for an artist because it helps to grasp the intention behind each work and helps to change into extra inventive and to higher seize emotions of characters and depict their particular moments.

The Artwork Venture EVE, view of the partitions

Are there any artists who’ve impressed you on the up to date artwork scene?

Valentina: Up to date artwork scene is so vibrant, it’s a exhausting job to attempt to choose up only a few, however I’ll strive. In up to date images my countless admiration goes to Alain Laboile and his option to create deeply transferring scenes from on a regular basis life; he’s a real magician. My favorite artwork model is surrealism, works that make me replicate and bend the thoughts really fascinate me. Elena Sheidlina is a vivid instance of contemporary day surrealist artist combining superb concepts and up to date mediums to create magic. I really like childishness and pure pleasure within the works of Robert Nava and mystique mixed with fairy tailing in Marcel Dzama’s creations. And I already talked about above David Shrigley who’s a modern-day genius, creating visible stamps that strike you proper within the head.

Valeria: I get inspiration from quite a few artists. Kulesza & Pik dwell and create in Paris, inspiring me with their information of type, quantity and color. In Singapore, just lately I found Rachel Loh and I’m impressed along with her inventive course, concepts, and work with feminine physique.

Natalie: My inventive inspiration attracts from each conventional and up to date photographic artists. Amongst them, Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, Kazimir Malevich, and Jackson Pollock, whose contributions have left an indelible mark on the artwork world. As of up to date artists, I discover profound inspiration within the mystical works of Zorikto Dorzhiev, whose artwork resonates deeply with my inventive sensibilities. Exploring the various influences of those artists enriches my very own inventive journey, shaping the distinctive mix of views that I carry to my work.

Artworks from The Artwork Venture EVE

In the event you had been to call one mentor who has impressed you in your life and path as an artist, who would that be?

Valentina: Artwork is my foremost mentor. I get very sturdy emotions after I see a very good piece of artwork, artwork that speaks to me. And I’m very grateful to all real individuals who helped and preserve serving to me, my husband and the remainder of my household after all.

Natalie: A lot of the credit score for my ardour is owed to the photographer Alexander Medvedev, who has served as my mentor. Underneath his steerage, I gained a profound understanding of the importance of artwork in images. His mentorship geared up me with elementary information, enabling me to navigate my inventive path and uncover an array of types in images.

Valeria: My first instructor, Julia Pleskachevskaya initiated my transfer into images. 4 years in the past, she impressed me to work with fatigued moms, emphasising the seize of their interior magnificence and pure grace of their on a regular basis actions, reminiscent of breastfeeding. Her steerage laid the inspiration for my journey as a photographer, shaping my perspective and strategy to celebrating the genuine moments within the lives of these I seize via my lens.

EVE arrange course of. Video credit score to Natalie Kiri


All of us actually loved engaged on this undertaking collectively, it allowed us to point out our personal particular person perspective whereas integrating it right into a united idea that all of us can relate to. It was a particular expertise of collaboration, connection and sharing to create mutual profit and significant thought. We’re wanting ahead to work on the tasks collectively sooner or later and we’ve confirmed to be an ideal workforce.

For extra on Valentina’s artwork, click on the hyperlinks beneath:

Web site:
Instagram: @vibrantcuckoo

For extra on Natalie’s artwork, click on the hyperlinks beneath:

Web site:
Instagram: @natalie.kiri

For extra on Valeria’s artwork, click on the hyperlinks beneath:

Web site: 
Instagram: @valeriaeliseyeva_photography

Artwork Venture EVE is situated at Crane Joo Chiat, 285 Joo Chiat Rd,
427535 and can be obtainable from 1st to twenty seventh November 2023

Opening hours from 9 am to six pm

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