1st place in the 6th International Art Resilience Fair 2020, Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou. France. "Le 1er prix a été attribué à Natalya Zhadenova (Russie) pour sa peinture d'une exécution remarquable, pour la finesse et la subtilité de l'expression et l'évocation du sens qui peut être lue de multiples façons." (video presentation)
Work from the series "Velvet flowers" in which I explore the world experience of floral designers and use it in a modern still life. The work is based on the composition of a wonderful designer-florist from Australia (Sydney), writer and Doctor of Philosophy – Lisa Cooper.
To enhance the visual effect, I used materials that have the most tactile sensations - pastels and velvets. The black velvet background absorbs light and creates an extra deepness of space. And the texture of velvet, combined with pastels approaches the texture of living colors creating an effect of hyperreality. It makes them almost tangible.
Artwork is decorated in a wooden baguette and carefully packed for transportation. After receiving the picture, it is necessary to protect it with glass. To preserve the perception, we recommend using museum anti-reflective glass. When making a design, we recommend creating an air layer between the surface of the drawing and the glass. To do this, you can use the products of FrameTek (econospace) or similar.