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Inga Loyeva

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Letter to the Tzar, fall 2014-spring 2015 Oil On Linen 230 X 160 Cm © Inga Loyeva
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Meta Nationalist, spring 2015 Oil On Linen 91 X 61 Cm © Inga Loyeva
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Portrait of an AK, June 2015 Oil On Linen 30 X 24 Cm © Inga Loyeva
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#RiotPolice, Spring 2014 Oil On Linen 230 X 160 Cm © Inga Loyeva
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Cold War Dissidents, spring 2015 Oil On Linen 30 X 300 Cm © Inga Loyeva
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#Refusenik, spring 2015 Oil On Linen 35 X 28 Cm © Inga Loyeva
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November 1956, spring 2015 Oil On Linen 30 X 40 Cm © Inga Loyeva
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March and Shout, spring 2015 Oil On Linen 35 X 28 Cm © Inga Loyeva
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Viet Nguyen, spring 2015 Oil On Linen 35 X 28 Cm © Inga Loyeva
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#RussianSpy, spring 2015 Oil On Linen 35 X 28 Cm © Inga Loyeva
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UN Helicopter (Misappropriation II), winter 2015 Digital Image Variable © Inga Loyeva
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Imagination on Fire (Misappropriation I), winter 2015 Digital Image Variable © Inga Loyeva
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Misappropriation III, winter 2015 Digital Image Variable © Inga Loyeva
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Chopper Down (Misappropriation IV), winter 2015 Digital Image Variable © Inga Loyeva
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After Battle , winter 2015 Digital Image Variable © Inga Loyeva
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Odessa, Ukraine
Birth year
1987
Lives in
London/ San Francisco
Works in
London/ San Francisco
Schools
Central Saint Martins - UAL, 2015, MA Fine Art
New World School of Art, 2011, BA Painting
Tags
painting, drawing, figurative, conceptual, digital
Statement

Captivated by painting not only because of its versatility as a medium but also because of its rich historical repository of images and ideas. By tracing the history of the figure in art, I have learned and understood better the history of political events, shifts in spiritual beliefs and the tides of intellectual thought. Over the years of working with the body in painting, investigating the opportunities and revelations that arise, I have begun to understand myself and my place in society as a transnational female artist.

I have been fascinated by the people taking to the streets en masse in clashes of national and political identity since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2011. The work I am currently making grapples with the Ukrainian crisis, with a focus on the human rather than the political. The project stemmed from an intuitive impulse to fly to Kiev to witness the revolution a bit more than a year ago. As I stepped back behind the veil of mass media from abroad, events unfolded rapidly and the revolution took a turn for a grim and grid-locked land war with Russia. The information war being fought over satellite, radio waves and fiber optic cables for influence of public opinion is even more ludicrous than the “civil” war being fought in Eastern Ukraine. Voltaire's words “those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities” ring truer today than ever before.

Consequentially, I have been reflecting on my personal experience on the barricades in contrast to information coming out from the news media conglomerates. Thus my paintings grew to deal with themes such as control, resistance, sacrifice, history, instrumentalisation of nationalism, militarization of civil communities.