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contemporary art gallery
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Zhilina Ekaterina

Ekaterina is concerned about the themes of totalitarianism, the GULAG, the unreflection of historical events, the manifestation of violence at the state level and micro-violence - from person to person and in relation to oneself. Prefers to develop topics from field research through private stories and experiences. He is interested in how verbally formulated attitudes fix and shape reality on a personal and social level.

Works in painting techniques (oil, acrylic), in printing techniques (dry needle, silk screen printing), makes black and white graphics (ink, black pencil).

In 2017 she became interested in theater and took several intensive courses and a laboratory at Gogol School. In the summer of 2018 she participated in the performance Sardonia Herba by Yuri Kvyatkovsky at the Archstoy and in the "Train of the World". In 2019 she took a monodrama course with NOL.Project, wrote and performed a monodrama on the site NOL. In 2019 she participated in the performance of Maxim Didenko and Vladimir Varnava "Collider" at the festival of contemporary art "Form". In August 2019 she was selected for the theater residence "The Drum is Resting", where, as an artist, she worked on sketches of the performances "Cherry Decline”, "Bathing is forbidden”, "Adepters". As part of the residence, she made a performance exhibition "About seven Portraits". In November- December 2019 she created a series of paintings with acrylic on the theme of children's matinees, in the summer of 2020 she defended her diploma in DPO Illustration (BHSD), at the same time, within the framework of the residence in a remote format, she made a series of portraits of residents of the Partalsky STUMP.


SELECTED PROJECTS AND EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020 – Residence "Sortavala" (remotely), created a series of 4 portraits of residents of stumps, oil, 50* 60 cm
  • 2020 - BHSD diploma project "Translatio", 4 oil paintings based on screenshots of broadcasts of users of the Odnoklassniki social network, oil, 70*120 cm
  • 2019 - The residence "The Drum is Resting", as an artist she worked on sketches of the performances "Cherry Decline", "Bathing is forbidden", "Adepts". As part of the residence, she made a performance exhibition "About seven Portraits".

MINDSCAPES PROJECT (2020-2021)

A series of paintings-manuscripts, rice paper, soil, oil. The sheets are fragile, thin, rice paper is not primed at the edges, these are fields that do not carry a semantic load and take on the "blow" of the process of creating and handling work: crumple, get dirty, break off.

The scroll as a form implies narrative, documentary: events that took place in the past, but were reconstructed from the words of an unreliable witness.

The Russian splint, medieval marginalia served as a reference. These crude and conventional pictures are used in memes and incredibly accurately reflect the feeling of a modern person from reality. A person tries to protect himself from the indescribability of the world with a narrative (logic, cause-and-effect relationships), but in the era of deepfakes and manipulation of the media space, reality is perceived as a retelling of retellings that contradict one another, forming a vibrating, schizophrenic picture, white noise.





Works

Кусачее солнце идет
Zhilina Ekaterina

Кусачее солнце идет, 2022

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
40 x 50 cm
34 000 ₽
Кусачее солнце
Zhilina Ekaterina

Кусачее солнце, 2022

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
30,5 x 25 см
29 000 ₽
Курочка ряба
Zhilina Ekaterina

Курочка ряба, 2022

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
36 x 50 см
34 000 ₽
Волшебник
Zhilina Ekaterina

Волшебник, 2022

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
44 x 50 см
34 000 ₽
Spellcasting
Zhilina Ekaterina

Spellcasting, 2022

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
29 x 34 см
29 000 ₽
Blue dragonfly
Zhilina Ekaterina

Blue dragonfly, 2022

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
40 х 50 см
34 000 ₽
Blue dog
Zhilina Ekaterina

Blue dog, 2022

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
36 х 50 см
34 000 ₽
paired portrait
Zhilina Ekaterina

paired portrait, 2021

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
46 х 69 см
60 000 ₽
The centaur is calling
Zhilina Ekaterina

The centaur is calling, 2021

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
46 х 69 см
36 000 ₽
Dragon's dolls
Zhilina Ekaterina

Dragon's dolls, 2021

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
46 х 69 см
36 000 ₽
Cérémonial portrait on green
Zhilina Ekaterina

Cérémonial portrait on green, 2021

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
46 х 69 см
60 000 ₽
Черный единорог
Zhilina Ekaterina

Черный единорог, 2021

Рисовая бумага, грунт, масляные краски
46 х 69 см
36 000 ₽
Two at the feast
Zhilina Ekaterina

Two at the feast, 2021

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
46 х 69 см
60 000 ₽
Один в розовом
Zhilina Ekaterina

Один в розовом, 2021

Рисовая бумага, грунт, масляные краски
33 х 45,5 см
29 000 ₽
Божья коровка
Zhilina Ekaterina

Божья коровка, 2021

Рисовая бумага, грунт, масляные краски
46 х 69 см
46 000 ₽
Красные танцуют
Zhilina Ekaterina

Красные танцуют, 2021

Рисовая бумага, грунт, масляные краски
42 х 69 см
34 000 ₽
Лев в небе
Zhilina Ekaterina

Лев в небе, 2021

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
45 х 67 см
46 000 ₽
Оранжевая троица
Zhilina Ekaterina

Оранжевая троица, 2021

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
34 х 42 см
29 000 ₽
Леопард
Zhilina Ekaterina

Леопард, 2021

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
33,5 х 42,5 см
29 000 ₽
Репка
Zhilina Ekaterina

Репка, 2021

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
32 х 46 см
29 000 ₽
Сирин и алконост
Zhilina Ekaterina

Сирин и алконост, 2021

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
34,5 х 45,5 см
29 000 ₽
Black Eagle
Zhilina Ekaterina

Black Eagle, 2022

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
46 х 69 см
46 000 ₽
Escape on black
Zhilina Ekaterina

Escape on black, 2021

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
46 х 69 см
36 000 ₽
Butterfly 2
Zhilina Ekaterina

Butterfly 2, 2022

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
30 x 25 cm
23 000 ₽
Dancing under the lights
Zhilina Ekaterina

Dancing under the lights, 2022

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
35 x 25 cm
27 000 ₽
Butterfly 1
Zhilina Ekaterina

Butterfly 1, 2022

Рисовая бумага, масляные краски
26 x 23 см
23 000 ₽
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