High Artist Spotlight: Eugenia Shchukina

Eugenia Shchukina was born in Smolensk in 1989.
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Graduated from Smolensk State University with a degree in Fine Art. Member of National Pastel Society 2019. Member of "All SHE Makes" and "Where are the women artists" community. Participant of many international contests, expositions, street art and graffiti festivals. Two-time prizewinner of American Art Awards. 
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She is experimenting with different techniques in realism and pop-surrealism styles. The most brilliant arts have been done with dry pastel on paper. Many of them are located in private collections around Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Germany,  England and USA.

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"Research of internal instability and plasticity of the human psyche is the main foundation of my art.
I’m interested in the question of decreasing fears and fictions through their analyze, in whole perception of different sides personality through symbolism and combination of modern artistic techniques.
Most of my art have a trend of the female perspective and consciousness of Western culture, because it's so close to my origin.
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Moths in my works are illusions, fears, complexes.
Fragile, fickle, rapidly disappearing, is invisible.
My works are little stories about relationships with fiction, doubt, and ideas in our heads. We can be friends with them, be in harmony, fight or ignore them, but they are always with us! Even if just nobody notices."

 

 

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We recently asked Eugenia some questions about his inspirations:

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Q: Where do you find your creative inspiration?

A: "I find inspiration in people and my fears."

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Q: Why do you do what you do?

A: "I have tried many times not to paint. But as soon as I stop, I dream of creating something again."

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Q: What art/artist do you most identify with?

A: "Surrealism or contemporary artist."

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Q: What role does an artist have in society?

A: "I think the artist makes it possible to see and feel the world wider. Opens up new points of perception."

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Q: What is your artistic outlook on life?

A: "All what we do, think or speak is the momentary subjective perception, which can be false. The same words and acts can be interpreted in different ways, which depends of people’s mood and upbringing, psychological statement and life’s principles.

I’m so interested broadcasting this illusions In the form of moths. Here he is landed on the face showed any fantasy, fear, complex, made human’s character, left Subjective mark in somebody’s Perception and then moth flew away. Who is the human? Nobody have known it. Maybe human only is a set of illusions? Maybe the whole world is an illusion?"

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Q: What is your dream project?

A: "This is an interesting question. I didn't ask myself about it. Now this is the purchase and arrangement of my home. I also dream of collaborating with a big brand. And I really want to make a mural for a multi-storey building. But these are all more like goals. I will think about the global big dream. I am sure the dream will appear along the way."

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