Vitaliy and Elena Vasilieva visual artists . born 1966 / 1975 , a family couple of artists work in the co-authorship. Currently based out of Nice, France. Making art - since 2002.
Some people are drawn to create and express themselves, others are drawn to reflect, to analyze. But in the end, they all could be creative if they had the desire to explore the way in which they are integrated in the world of their experiences. Because creativity is really a rebirth, a true tone we feel for ourselves and for our world. Then our work becomes a real part of who we are. Maybe all this is a question of how deep we are willing to go…
PRISM OF LIFE PROJECT / 2007-2008
A person's life takes place in a narrow tunnel to wonder, strictly limited by the existence conditions of the colloidal solutions in the protoplasm. You cannot exist without special
equipment and devices outside of the tunnel, and, indeed, the time range of the life of every individual, to say the least, unworthy of the imagination, which constantly born in his mind. We see, of course, a formed thinking man's personality, which in one way or another crossed the step of an animal existence, and able to realize the range of the questions that we care. This is life and death of a person.
In our unconscious is constantly wandering images that at first sight have nothing to do with everyday life - we are anticipating that we will be in a completely different world that has neither the time nor the physical limitations. But, surprisingly, and in this new world, continue to apply the same moral laws which accompany all of our earthly life.
If we imagine - by analogy with the world of insects - that our physical presence on the ground is the condition of caterpillar (perhaps a cocoon), then everything falls into place. We are at a stage of transformation - completely new creatures come to us (of course after the death) to replace.
During the millennium of human history in different centuries and times, in different religions of the world have formed some stamps of perception of the nether (future) world, its aesthetic, mythological and mystical elements, and, paradoxically, these stamps continue to operate until now. However, there is nothing surprising in the survivability of these conceptions.
Mysticism, psychology of the unconscious in the first place are the attributes of the visual arts. Mystical and magical rituals accompany the development of humanity throughout the history of civilizations. Take the art of the Mayas and the Incas, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, secession early twentieth century, not to mention the imaginative, aesthetic and mystical principles of Eastern countries and Indo-China. Therefore, in the project "Aesthetics of the Unconscious" was decided to use well-established in world culture forms of visual images of supernatural forces (the same ones already above-mentioned stamps), but give them a pronounced bodily substance by using its own aesthetic perceptions of the world.