First time mother Olga Krasanova has used her experience of mothering as the subject for her new solo show of woodcut, linocut and monoprints.
The ABC of Mothering is Olga’s unique view of becoming a first-time mum. The exhibition tells the story of the changes not only to Olga’s body but also her perspective on life. The figurative works are paired down into humorous, abstract shapes. Using a colourful palette and simple drawing style, Olga tackles topics such as pregnancy, sleepless nights and the simple joy of a cup of tea, all of which she hopes will trigger a response from the viewer.
Olga’s work has been described as conceptual, ﬁgurative, abstract and quirky. Her images tell a story so the viewer sees more than just a pretty picture. She ﬁnds her inspiration in everyday life, human relationships and her personal experiences. Drawing has always been a part of her life and is constantly sketching. She enjoys experimenting with patterns and colours, giving her work a more natural and detailed appearance reﬂecting how carefully she thinks about the stories she’s portraying.