The work is part of my solo show TRANSITIONS.
TRANSITIONS features new works by London-based Simona Ruscheva that explore the theme of culture and tradition in the modern age. The artist creates a fusion between traditional elements, which have been appropriated throughout Eastern Europe, and a contemporary adaptation.
Ruscheva’s soft gradients and aura-like radiances contrast sharp edges and bold shapes, creating a hazy atmosphere that surrounds the subject with a reinvented tradition.
Neo-folkloric costumes in vibrant colours correspond to the digital age and inner shifting of perception. Delicate threads construct the fabric of our world. Emerging from the past, their infinite weaving unfolds the present before our eyes and alters the future within ourselves first
The transition carries the symbolism, mysticism and power of culture into the new form – narrating the reimagined tradition, embedded into the works, continues its existense with a stronger connection to the past and its forces.