About the project:
“The FLORA series is a visual experiment in combining digital raw footage with organic elements to create a technology vs nature focused feature with a unique format of visual combinations. It explores texture and the digital landscape within flat photography, looking at how a third dimension can be created, resulting in an unusual formation of raw-edge imagery, where digitalisations overlap with organic elements.
I sought to look specifically at the digi-talisation of our processes in the advent of 3D printing, and how photography could look to exploring further dimen-sional range. The brief was to focus on creating a sense of ‘texture’ within the photography, how can the approach of‘texture’ in a 2D flat image be achieved. I wanted to personally look at our relationship with nature and organic sources in the digital age, and how we percieve this interaction. I looked at generating images which referenced the conflict between the digital and natural world.
Through the imagery I have referenced renaissance painting as a sign of the old world influenced by nature’s cruel power, distorted into a contemporary ‘digitalised’ aesthetic of texture, extra-dimension and explorative photography. “
“Vasilisa is an internationally published and exhibited visual artist and photographer. She has been shortlisted for the Bar-Tur Award and is a Sony World Photography Awards Commended and Shortlisted Photographer. Vasilisa self-published a photography book ‘In Silence Are Shadows’ at a young age which was promoted by Dazed Digital and Vision China. Her work has been selected by curators of BALTIC Contemporary Art Centre, Barbican, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris and Saatchi amongst others.
Vasilisa’s practice employs the use of photography and mixed media collage to generate works which extend the dimensions of photography through the form of installation, fusing of opposing disciplines and superposition of visual information, to create an objectified form.
She has acted as a contributor to various UK-based magazines, works regularly with fashion and design brands and fashion editorial and has had works published across both regional and foreign publications as well as acting as Arts Editor to a London-based publication.”