“I create moods. I look inside”
What does it mean to be human? Walking the line between figuration and abstraction, Dasha Minkina’s paintings deal with precisely this question. Consciously using traditional materials such as oils and acrylics on canvas, the painter builds up on the traditional discipline of portrait painting for finally leaving it towards figurative but not realistic multiple people subjects. By picturing the interpersonal - the invisible but palpable emotional web that connects us as individuals - her works conceptually invite emotions. As a counterweight to the fast-paced, goal-oriented and mechanized present, Dasha Minkina’s work encourages reconnection with the emotional - both with oneself and with others.