Blue Skin, 2019
by Oksana Bergen
- 20cm by 20cm unframed
- 33cm by 33cm framed
- Stone paper and pigments on Stone paper
Part of the 'Goosebump' series.
Born in Kedrovy Shor, Russia, in 1979, Oksana Bergen left Russia at the age of 15 with her family and moved to Germany. Early on, she discovered that art and writing are her passions, offering her diverse ways to express herself. In Nanjing, China, where she lived for two years, Lao Shi, a Chinese painter, introduced her to the world of the “Tusche” technique, a next step in her exciting artistic voyage. During the same period in Nanjing, she began exploring paper as a truly infinite source of creativity. She developed her first art project “Paper Worlds” (Papierwelten) by upcycling paper, otherwise doomed to be waste, into three dimensional objects and sculptures employing a variety of techniques. She labelled it “Eco Art”. It is a transformation of material from its daily use into a piece of art. Intuition is her master.
Her art is an expression of what she observes, experience and feel. Her art is an art of remembering the beauty and the inexplicable, and of her own responsibility.