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Svetlana Svoff

·      Svetlana Svoff (Klimenko) was born on January 15, 1975, in the Rostov region. She has had an interest in art since childhood but returned to painting after the birth of her second child. She has been studying new techniques of furniture decoration and restoration, with a particular focus on volumetric painting techniques, bas-relief.
·      For the past 5 years, she has been receiving training in various online schools (Veronica Kalachyova School, Lectorum, Enterclass, etc.) and continues her education at the S.A. Brusilov Online School. She has studied under Tamara Kamaeva, Anastasia Vostretsova, Alexander Ryzhkin, Polina Ishkhanova, and others.
·      Currently, she prefers to work with oil, pastels, and charcoal. In terms of genres, she has a special preference for landscapes and portraits. However, she is also familiar with still life and animalistic painting.
·      Svetlana Svoff  is a resident of the international association of artists ASM-club and a resident of the Association of Plein Air Artists.

Artist statement
"My task is to convey my thoughts and feelings on canvas, to create a work of art that will evoke different emotions and associations in viewers. I do not set out to distort or embellish reality, but rather strive to show it as it is, to show the beauty and depth of the world around us."
Exhibition list
She participated in the exhibition "Places Associated with V.I. Vernadsky" in 2023.
She won first place in the international competition "Dali's Mustache" in Spain on June 10, 2023.

She also won second place in the painting competition "Bright Colors of Summer" with the support of the information publication "Art-Info," which collaborated with Artsalesmaster School and ASM-CLUB as the organizer. "Art-Info," July 31, 2023.

ART-Info, 31.07.2023
Odessa. Rebirth.
On the canvas, I depicted the destroyed altar of the Odessa Transfiguration Cathedral and Jesus rising into the heavens.

This event occurred on July 23, 2023, and deeply shook me. The next day, under the impression of what I saw, I began painting this picture and finished it on August 9, 2023.

In this painting, I embedded multiple meanings, but I only felt sadness, not anger or hatred.

I will share some of them with you.

Everything in this world has a beginning and an end, continuation and development, and is capable of transformation.

For me, transformation is a process of change, renewal, and rebirth.

The destroyed altar and cathedral symbolize the end and decline. However, Jesus rising into the heavens is a symbol of hope for rebirth and a new beginning. Even after destruction and loss, there is the possibility of transformation and rebirth.

Transformation is an inner process of metamorphosis. Jesus is a symbol of spiritual rebirth for humans. Through faith and overcoming difficulties, a person can experience their own transformation, getting rid of old thought patterns and habits and discovering new horizons.

Moreover, transformation is a cyclical process. Everything in this world is subject to change and development. The old gives way to the new. And Jesus symbolizes the new phase of this cycle, where something new arises from the ruins of the old.

Everything in this world has its time and place, and through transformation, one can find new opportunities and meaning in life.

Life, death, resurrection – transformation.

P.S. Once before, the cathedral was completely destroyed (1936), but from 1999 to 2010, it was fully reconstructed.
Feel free to contact me
Svetlana Svoff
Phone: +79524167904
Email: svetlanasvoff@gmail.com
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