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Motanka Masks

I am passionate about collecting the most emblematic pieces of the different periods of Ukrainian history: amulets, ornaments, badges, etc. I accumulate the multiple semantics of these objects and put them together in an oval "face-like" shape. From there appears the figure of the mask in my work.
By fusing those traditional objects with contemporary emblems of consumption (plastique toys, loyalty cards, party items, etc) I emphasize the fundamental conflict between the individuality and the community forming its identity. 

Each mask of the series measures around 100x100 cm

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