12 first paintings of series NEW TECH GIRLS
Transforming Apartment, Upper Manhattan, New York, US, 10.02.2018
These NEW TECH GIRLS by Olga Feshina with their new gestures and new poses who are either doing selfies or talking speakerphone they are all the same the nymphs from classical portraits or genre compositions in its new personification. They explore contemporary tech reality, being those, who made selfies revolution in social net while their poses and gestures are getting contemporary classics.
They tend to be constantly together as they strive to exchange information and then to share their senses of perception with the whole world. To get better harmony and mutual understanding the new girls subconsciously synchronize their poses, acting in unison either watching a movie, listening to music, looking for smoothie recipes, getting parcels by drone, exploring the underwater world or virtual reality and even their feminine nature with new tech gadgets.
As if disputing against computer processing of images Olga Feshina stylizes the bodies and generalizes traits of face accentuating on wide frozen smile and eyes. However, there is nothing digital in her works, other than only a digital topic. The vertical canvases 48 x 36 in (121,92 x 91,44 cm) of this series which are the proportion of typical smartphone screen are hand painted acrylic on canvas in the technique of local fills of colors and tones like a digital illustration. The girls she depicted on the paintings are practically the size of viewers to make the distance between them and us closer.
Through these series of paintings New Tech Girls artist does a research on how gadgets juxtapose with their owners – contemporary girls and young women and how they become almost parts of a body and consciousness, by doing this she glorifies this subject. Olga Feshina urges viewers to realize why they watch the same movie of virtual reality on the wild nature beach, and why they need gadgets to explore their real feminine gist from inside where an inner child which baby deer symbolizes is mesmerized with the perfection of the tech, digital and virtual world.