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Photography: Color, Photogram, Digital on Paper.
'And then there were two'
57cm x 57cm (22.4 x 22.4 inch), from limited edition of 7 plus 2AP
My works are complex photo collages. I have been collecting photographs for over a decade. It is a long process of combining carefully selected photographs and illustrated parts, which are then transferred to computer and digitally painted.
My work covers different aspects of life, changes, challenges, as well as human nature, but expressed as a long and unpredictable journey through some distant worlds. It is a reflection of current experiences, relationships...of conscious and intentional, but also of dreams and unconscious reactions to our surroundings and present state of mind.
It is mostly conceptual and symbolic and reflects inner observations, presented through fantasy stories. However, on the other side, it also shows a path to some distant part of ourselves, the one of a child, which sometimes is unfortunately very much forgotten.
Sometimes it is dark, gloomy, and crumbling, while on the other side it is energetic and hopeful, even humorous.
"I am inspired by my surroundings and I see potential in various everyday things and relations, people, nature, architecture, even food. I see them sometimes as fragments of my work. Most of times they stay just that, fragments, and sometimes they become unified into a whole and therefore start to exist as a part of my sceneries.
By using real life photographs and textures I give my work a feel of realism, although the themes are far from being realistic…"
Giclée on Hahnemühle mould-made, museum quality, acid free paper, printed with white border.
Each print is signed, numbered, and accompanied with a signed Certificate of Authenticity and serial number, using secure holographic identification. Prints are sent unframed.
Also available in other sizes.
Feel free to contact the artist or Saatchi support if you need other size or for any works not seen in gallery.
All quoted dimensions represent the actual printed image size, not the paper size.
Feel free to contact me if you need other size than listed above.
Please enquire with artist for any works not seen in gallery
Full catalogue on my website www.nikolinapetolas.com
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