'Dust Devil' (small size).
65x47cm, from edition of 7 + 2AP
"My motives are sometimes dark and gloomy and often present dreamlike ambients and strange beings.
I am inspired by my surroundings and I see potential in various everyday things and relations, people, nature, architecture, even food. I see them sometimes as fragments of my work. Most of times they stay just that, fragments, and sometimes they become unified into a whole and therefore start to exist as a part of my sceneries.
By using real life photographs and textures I give my work a feel of realism, although the themes are far from being realistic…"
I create surreal scenes from real life situations. These strange worlds are symbolic presentations of how I perceive life, emotions, sexuality and relationships, human behaviour and whatever else surrounds me.
They change and grow, along with changes and transformations that life brings us.
After I mastered the use digital tools, a whole new world opened for me as an artist. I could take what I saw in front of me through the lens of my camera to some other spheres, which cannot be found in reality. I could finally present my visions and dreams in a way I imagine..."
Each print is signed, numbered, and accompanied with a signed Certificate of Authenticity and serial number, using secure holographic identification. Prints are sent unframed.
Limited Edition artworks are available as museum-quality, archival pigment prints, professionally printed Hahnemühle acid free paper with white border.
During the proofing process Nikolina works closely with her printer to produce colours and finishes for every artwork, with attention to crisp details of the print. Each print is carefully inspected before final dispatching.
All quoted dimensions represent the actual printed image size, not the paper size.
*Limited to an edition of 15 prints - in all sizes
Also available as medium edition of 5, and large edition of 3. Please enquire with artist for any works not seen in gallery
Full series at http:/www.nikolinapetolas.com
archival paper, archival inks