Liza Sokolovskaya is a painter and printmaker based in Montreal. She has studied at Concordia University as well as the École Supérieur d’Art et de Design de Grenoble – Valence. Having left the world of academia to pursue an independent art career, she is currently working on her second group exhibition, to be held in Fall 2014. For more information see: http://liza-sokolovskaya.
We are primarily surrounded by the familiar, so much so that it becomes an unnoticed blur around us. Sometimes the banality is broken by a light, a colour or a vague sense of unease. I aim to catch the moment when life’s monotony tangles with our imagination. I am interested in translating these feelings unto canvas, selecting mundane scenes and showcasing the delicate balance between the boring and the interesting.
Working with portraiture, that translates a myriad of states of being as well manmade landscapes heightens these emotions as the natural panorama is broken up by human intervention; whether it be by architecture or by the human form.
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I find these pieces very evocative. The textures and colours speak to the viewer…and “Untitled,” for example has inter-connections of form that are highly suggestive (nuclear cloud, waterspout, railway or bus windows)…It seems to me that many readers of Serai will be drawn to these works.