Words by PRANNA
Series of works “Social distance “ consists of 4 artworks. The process of the work on the paintings started before the COVID-19 pandemic, mass isolation and protests in USA. All artworks are made from recycled plastic in parametric symbolography technique (images containing many layers and symbols). What is social distance? How is it different from physical distance? Who is on the top of social hierarchy? Is he friend or enemy for those who are at the lower positions? Are all lives of equal importance in the time of proclaimed humanism? What are the rules of social distance? Who does install and regulate them? The viewer will be inspired by PRANNA’s artworks to think critically about these issues.
About The Artist
PRANNA is a contemporary artist and sculptor. She is best known for artworks made from recycled plastic. PRANNA’s passion for art was clear from a very young age. Born in Moscow in 1988, she studied art practices from 2005 to 2012, and contemporary art in 2020 at the Basa Institute. PRANNA used to work in her own technique “parametric symbolography”, which is based on a figurative approach. Now the artist prefers to work in an abstract technique, what is the result of intention to find form, which will provide opportunity to communicate with the audience on a deeper level. PRANNA strongly believes that contemporary art is a huge platform for reflection on current agenda and one of the ways to improve our society on a global level. PRANNA’s composition interweaves contrasting themes of today’s life: capitalism and sustainability, discrimination and equality, ancient cultural codes and modern concepts.