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Vassa Ponomarjova

  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Painting
  • BA
  • Cultural Layer
  • Tutor: Merike Estna
  • Acrylic and oil on canvas
  • 1.9 x 2 m

Cultural layer is the layering of soil at the site of a human settlement, preserving the material traces of his activities.
In the same way, our unique life experience is layered upon previous sensations, as if forming successive layers.
A person’s character is built on a platform similar to a sponge or peat bog: any impressions that get there remain there forever.

This work captures and pays tribute to a particular era in my life, when the opportunity and desire to spend time with friends in travel and bars met. The setting depicted in the picture is a collective visual archetype of that period of my life. This layer of life has ended, but together with all the other layers, it forms the basis that forms my personality.

View from the exhibition. Photo: Stanislav Stepashko.
View from the exhibition. Photo: Stanislav Stepashko.