I would love to have works from my "incorruptible Bones" series to be featured on the paper wallets.
My name is Svetlana. I was born in Belarus in 1989. In 2014 I moved to London and started studying at Hampstead College of Fine Arts where my final GCSE mark was confirmed as one of the top ten results in the UK. In 2011 I graduated from Oxford University, Ruskin School of Fine Art and 2017 I got a Masters Degree from the same institution. I took part in many art projects, mainly in the UK and Russia, but also in Italy and Spain. These include an esoteric installation "Hidden Within the Spectacle" at Late at Tate at Tate Britain in 2016 and an international show within the parallel program of the Venice Biennale, "FIND ME" at Spazio Kanz. In 2017 I was also shortlisted for the Columbia Threadneedle Art Prize.
The works are from my "Incorruptible Bones" series, "Skull" & "Pelvic Bone"
The series is inspired by Incorrupt Bodies of saints, relics that do not decompose. In some Alchemical Theories, bones signify the incorruptible essence of the spirit that the Alchemists identify with the gold that they set out to extract from the dross of material manifestation. To imbue matter with spirit, and thus transform this matter was the task of many alchemists.
One the other hand, the skeleton is a structure that is hidden under many layers and that holds everything together. In Jacque Lacan's theory the so called "Knowledge In The Real" (or Urverdrangen knowledge) is also the structure of the unconscious itself and it can only be reached once the subject has gone through a so-called "Second Death" which marks the border between the Symbolic and the Real. Again, a hidden structure that is revealed after a death. The works point to both the phenomena of Incorruptible Bones and to Lacan's concept of Primarily Repressed Knowledge (Urverdrangen).
More information about me can be found on my website => svetlanagrishinaart.com