In my work I often refer to childhood as a special state of human life and to children as people who have the flexibility of mind and thought, who have not yet taken a clear position on the world around them, who easily accept what comes to them from outside
Irina Drozd, artist
The Quiet Games exhibition is a personal project of the St. Petersburg artist Irina Drozd, in which she refers to the period of childhood as a special state of human life.
In her project Quiet Games Drozd synthesises the realms of childhood and the imagination as well as a basic element of our sustenance: food. With her art works the artist invites us to make a dual time travel: first, back into our childhood, when we still experienced certain moments in their totality, and second, to a former state of cultural existence which is not unenchanted yet.
Sometimes, Irina’s pictures, as curator Abel Konya notes, are intentionally schematic. Except for figures, there is a minimum of objects or spatial elements in them. Due to this, the viewer unwittingly focuses on the atmosphere and on the magical sensation of the meeting created in her works. Small-sized sculptures, which do not violate the minimalist landscape of paintings, create the same attitude. Small creatures depicted with documentary hyper-realistic precision lie in the middle of a plate, tray or dish, forming an unusual surrealistic still life. Through the images created by the author, living beings turning into frozen delicacies in the world of adult conformists lead an active dialogue. This is all that remains of our unfulfilled hopes.