Ukrainian artist Alyona Krutogolova creates her own artistic language based on simplified forms, deliberate decorativeness, and an ironic worldview.
In her work, she synthesizes the traditions of Ukrainian folk art and elements of naive art with a modern artistic eye, expanding the boundaries of her personal creative space, and populating it with cute and colorful characters - pet hedgehogs, dreamy floral cats, wandering sea cows, harvest hens, and spotted owls.
She welcomes us to her happy island to escape the difficulties, stresses, and troubles that populate our modern life. In our day to day, we desperately need that simplicity, joy, and a bit of kind and harmless silliness, which adds new colors and opens a fresh perspective.
The colorful heroes of her paintings declare their position to the viewer: it is difficult to blame the universe for its imperfection when a pretzel, a cup of tea, or a bouquet of daisies are all balancing on your head at that very moment.
Life is joy (every time we inhale, and especially every time we exhale)!
And that’s why we need to live every moment carefully and attentively, just like children when they eat cake, with reverence and while slightly protecting the plate with their hand, because... you never know :)