Irina Drozd b. 1983

In my works I explore the nature of good and evil in people, the attempt to trace and fix this line between plus and minus is one of the main tasks

In her paintings Irina Drozd depicts a fantasy world filled with amazing creatures and characters: her toy monsters are appealing and scary at the same time. Sometimes they are fascinating, sometimes they can be even disgusting, like the creatures presented on silver platters. The main characters of her paintings — almost always girls and women, often in pairs or twins, with animals or monsters, explore the nature of femininity, contemporary stereotypes and new femininity archetypes. In her work, the artist often addresses the theme of childhood and play.

 

From 2016 to the present, is on the list of the Russian art investment rating 49ART. Group and solo exhibitions were represented in Saint Petersburg and Moscow, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Lyon and Budapest. She participated in the Moscow and Krasnoyarsk Biennale of Contemporary  Art. She had residences at the Marino Marini Museum in Florence, twice at the Cite internationale des Arts in Paris, and at the Berlin-Weissensee School of Art (KHB). Her works are  in the collections of Moscow Museum of Modern Art, The National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, the State Center of Contemporary Art in Moscow, The National Center for Contemporary Art in Krasnoyarsk, as well as in private collections in Germany, Italy, Russia and USA.