Kristina Kolimechkova

BA (Hons) Fine Art | Class of 2020

My practise is mainly based around painting. When I first immigrated to the UK and started university I focused primarily on the bodies of overweight women. My main materials were palette knives and oil paint. However, after some heavy criticism of my work and ideas from my church I had to take some time away; after coming back in second year I produced observational pop art pieces using acrylic paints and brushes as I could no longer afford oils.

In my final year I left the Mormon church and ended my marriage, I gained the confidence to return to my previous ideas even though it was a very uncomfortable process for me; I produced paintings, sculptures, videos, photos and drawings based on body image and colour and more recently ideas surrounding life and death in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Work available for sale, contact artist for more information