Searching for the light | Kateryna Bortsova.
“Searching for the light” (journey to the inner temple)
The basis of my project is a series of oil paintings. They depict the interior of the various churches in different light and from a different unexpected position’s.
Throughout the whole life a talented person shall pass a difficult and even a suffering way which may be related either to external events or to comprehension of the individual self. An artist creates its own image of the world and therefore it correlates its imaginations with the common laws of universe. We know that each way shall lead to the temple but the temple may be erected inside the human’s soul.
The notion of “light” has many meanings. That is why I chose as scene of action at my works the interior of the church. Here are two aspects of the notion of “light” crossed – spiritual and material. The concept of light in its various hypostases can also be seen as protection. Very often in the history of mankind not a fortress defended it but spirituality became protection. By my project I want to find answers to the questions: What is light? What notion “light” means for a person? How person represents “light” for himself? …
| Kateryna Bortsova
2016 – Winner of “Find Your Brilliance” contest, made by Dell and Mashable, USA 2015 – Winner of the 2015 Emirates Skywards Art of Travel competition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2014 – Finalist of International contest of posters for Talenthouse Calendar 2013 – Finalist of competition “Portrait-collage”, portal YOKEN TOKEN 2012 – Winner of cover competition of Oxford University Press, Great Britain 2012 – Silver medal in the category “realism” in participation in “Factory of visual art”, New York, USA 2010 – Finalist of International poster competition “Yaya art”, Denmark 2010 – Finalist of “Free press” International poster design exhibition, Citta Fiera Martignacco, Italy 2007 – Finalist of 6 Francisco Mantecon International Advertising Poster Competition, Spain