Chernakova’s multifaceted practice includes painting, sculpture, 3d animation and video. The artist’s main interests are the representation of the original forms so that they loose their initial meaning and obtains more profound interpretation with the help of different artistic means. The means that the artist uses in order to achieve that loss of initial significance are repetition, change of material or colour and the positioning of the subject in a new context. Therefore familiar objects and even cliché images receive an all different viewpoint.
Nataliya Chernakova (Ekaterinburg, USSR, 1990) graduated from Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts in 2011, and from the Royal College of Art in 2017. She currently lives and works in Venice and Milan. Her selected group shows include Cos’é l’Arte, curated by Tommaso Trini, Mantua, Italy, 2017, Lost Senses, Guest Projects, London, UK, Machines of Loving Grace, Performance Event by Harold de Bree and Mike Watson as a part of Jump into the Unknown – Official Collateral program – 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy. Artist’s solo show est (Galleria Vatalaro, Milano, 2016 ) was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with a text written by Tommaso Trini and the Skiing Home exhibition (Spazio Norbert Salenbauch, Venice, 2019) in conjunction with the 58th Venice Biennale will feature a catalogue with the essay written by Mike Watson.