A pink car. Self-reflection series, direct print on alu-dibond, 113 x 138 cm, 2020
The virtual world is just as important as the real world.
Olya Bazilevich works are intersections of diverse artistic disciplines. 3D graphics, paintings & installations coexist with graphic design and conceptual thoughts. In her artistic practice, she mixes classical analogue and modern digital (generative) techniques together, using a computer or mobile phone as an artistic tool. The internet and pop culture are one of her main inspirations. They have replaced the grey post-Soviet reality in her childhood with bright neon images and dream stories.
Intentionally, simplifying, bringing primitive techniques and images to bear, she replicates mass culture, which corresponds to clip thinking, operates with ready-made templates. At the same time, Olya communicates complex things in simple language about the structure of society, relationships and the world as a whole. Materiality is also an important part of the process. When you immerse yourself in digital space, there is a big gap with the real world.
At the same time, the virtual world is just as important as the real world. This aspect of materialisation of the virtual world is significant in image production. By experimenting with different printing techniques, the materialisation of the virtual world takes place.
Does it matter? Self-reflection series, direct print on alu-dibond, 92 x 121 cm, 2020
Seems to be real. Self-reflection series, direct print on alu dibond, 113 x 138 cm, 2020
Olya Bazilevich (*1990 in Moscow, Russia) lives & works in Berlin. Between 2014 in 2018 Olya studied Design & Visual Communications at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee - Hochschule für Gestaltung.