Several layers of carton laid on each other foster an intricacy of lines, shadows and dimensions.
“The theme of movement is of great interest to me. Probably because I have seen with my own eyes the world change, and it keeps changing.”
A Moscow artist and designer Karina Kazarian creates works in the unique technique of “white relief”. Several layers of carton laid on each other foster an intricacy of lines, shadows and dimensions. Each relief is based on a living object - a flower, a shell, a fish or the artist`s face. The transformation of these shapes into a white relief symbolizes time – inevitable movement of nature from existence into nonexistence, a gradual turn of reality into symbol and myth. In the process of this transformation the form and the content of each object open to the viewer in a new way. The moving, changing and transfiguring form is one of the main themes in the art of Karina Kazarian as an artist and a fashion designer. She also takes an interest in the design of the environment as a synthesis of two vocations; a synergy of costume and relief in one domain.
Karina Kazarian graduated from A.N. Kosygin Moscow State Textile Academy in 1996. Since 1997 she has been a member of the International Union of Artists. Karina Kazarian learned the techniques of the “white relief” art from her godfather, artist and sculptor Rudolf Khachatryan. As an artist, Karina Kazarian has been exhibiting her works since 2001.
“The theme of movement is of great interest to me. Probably because I have seen with my own eyes the world change, and it keeps changing. We have new spaces emerging, for example, the internet. There is hardly anything left that is static, everything around is moving, faster and faster.” (From an interview to the “Yerevan” magazine, 7 March 2013)