Nadya Belova

The creative process

I work with abstract forms because I believe the world to be abstract itself. Our perception of events and objects is completely individual and subjective. Words are sounds and the way we view the world around us is a palette of colors and basic knowledge of form. 

I'm interested in capturing my first impressions, the first perception of form and color, important details that sometimes slip away from us, generalizing concepts and signs from which familiar images and the painting itself later form.

Emerging associations are interesting to draw and complement, carefully adding my own vision, while preserving the original message.

While learning to identify, it is important to remember that oneness is the multiplicity of the truth. There is a countless amount of images and signs, and every person sees their own.

I like to work in deep concentration, over a short period of time, just as an athletic sprinter would do, in so achieving the maximum result.

I then go on to finish the images I transfer to canvas slowly, revealing the whole picture as if it were a puzzle, finding details, events and images known to me in the process.  
Even memory is superfluous. It is but a collection of already changed, illustrated impressions.