TIFA 2023 Special / Digitally Enhanced

Traces of Aggression

  • Prize
    Bronze in Special/Digitally Enhanced
  • Photographer
    Yana Gryniv
  • Agency / Studio
    Yana Gryniv Fine Arts
  • Photo Date
    2022

Homes are destroyed. People are killed. Each and every one is injured. Russian aggression injures us deeply, leaving a vivid deep trace in our souls. I have learned to live with it. Those traces go deeper and deeper, forming a road map of new reality. Our reality influences our tomorrow. Our tomorrow is today. Each action leaves a trace. The basis for this series has become my nude and abstract light photography. They were two separate worlds: one is more real; one is more abstract. However, at some point this boundary was annihilated. The vision has been inverted. They merged together.

Art for Yana Gryniv is an opportunity to formulate the opinion, to be heard and to encourage others to think. Her artistic path began with pottery and silk-screen printing, then she turned to stained-glass painting and later added painting and photography to her circle of activities. Delving into the subconscious, through the prism of artistic vision, concentrating on color and form, the artist reveals the depth of the surrounding and inner world, hoping that this will positively affect the world.