Oil on Canvas
102 x 152 centimeters
© Olga Lomaka
A piece as a part of triplex (also contains “In God We Trust” and “Illuminati” artworks) produced by British artist, Olga Lomaka. The body of work combines social critique with an exploration of psychological and scientific ideas. The artist’s chief goal is to explore the possibilities of purging one’s conscious mind of various ‘viruses’ and negative programming which dehumanize the population by subduing their will, destroying their personality, and turning them into zombies. These mental entities poison one’s consciousness by planting themselves into the psyche. As Olga maintains, “the paintings should elicit visualizations of the viewer’s own thoughts.” To paraphrase, the artist attempts to establish links between the “parasite symbols” in human consciousness through feelings and emotions of the viewer. The author probes into the inner world of a person by means of allegorical images. There, a forest stands for the brain (consciousness), trees indicate thoughts, and the protagonists act as symbols of “parasites” or “viruses.”
The work is made in London studio in 2013 as a piece of The Mind Parasites project comprises twelve monumental paintings critically and methodically examining a whole range of issues affecting our globalized world.