"It is assumed that the world as a whole is spiritualized, that it is organized in the same way as a living being" - conceptual artist Lydia Gordeenko opens a solo exhibition about the place of man on the planet.
The artist has been working on the series "Territorial Identity" for the last 4 years, all the paintings in the series are united by the theme of the search for one's place. These are etudes painted from life during plein airs in different parts of the country and abroad, as well as fantastical images from the artist's imaginary space travels. Discussions about whether the place we live in is so important or the home is always inside. The philosophy of ancient thinkers who posited that "everything is in everything" also played a major role in the concept of the exhibition. The artistic allegory can also be traced back to the conclusions of Leibniz, who figuratively presented every part of matter as a garden full of plants or a pond full of fish.
"It is assumed that the world as a whole is spiritualized, that it is organized in the same way as a living being, and that man, in turn, contains in himself, in his soul, in his mind, the whole world, which can be known by knowing himself," Lydia states.
At the moment the prevailing themes in the artist's work are the exploration of her place, self-determination in relation to geographical coordinates and the Universe, the feeling of her otherness, the search for the common in micro and macrocosm. Lidia is inclined towards the technique of acrylic painting, inventing her own ways of working with the material: sometimes she creates three-dimensional objects, and sometimes she experiments with textiles.