/ 2015 / Portraiture / Children

The Age of Innocence

  • Prize
    Bronze in Portraiture/Children
  • Company
    BSW-Art Ltd.
  • Photographer
    Dina Bova

Some may see here religious motives; a space traveler; a family. And all is true,
there’re many layers. But as a mother, I see purest creation and ask myself how to protect
my child and preserve this innocence?

I photograph not the surrounding world, but the world of my dreams. This world is sometimes absurd and paradoxical, sometimes strange and surreal, but this world is a reflection of my true feelings. In this world, different emotions coexist side by side: irony, fear, joy, pain, sometimes even madness and despair, but thereâ??s always a presence of hope and thereâ??s never hatred. I don't like to impose my point of view on the spectator. I only slightly open a door to a wonderland, where everyone can find something of his own.
For me, art is something that appeals to our senses and emotions, and not to our intellect and instincts. Thereâ??s no need to search for symbols in my artworks. A symbol represents a simple message which is addressed to reason. My artworks are the reflection of my emotions and are addressed not to reason, but to the spectatorsâ?? feelings. My language is the language of intuitive characters and metaphors. I try to avoid flat and primitive images, which appeal to our basic instincts, such as sex, fear or disgust. Perhaps this is why various spectators interpret my works differently, according to their own perception of the world. This is exactly what I am after.

I think that it's not important how an artist creates his work. It can be created with any tool and any medium, but it should speak for itself and convey a very special mood. It should need no explanation, no elaboration and no apologies. It can be very aesthetic or the opposite of it. The most important thing - is freeing the imagination, so "the sky is the limit"...