Artist’s statement :
Contemporary Artist Irina Laskin was born in Kharkov, Ukraine where she studied Fine Art and Architecture. Through her studies she received intensive classical art training that directed her strong expressive style and exposed her to the stylistic influences of such movements as Impressionism, Cubism, and Suprematism.
Drawing inspiration from delicate subject matter, Irina looks to nature for inspiration for her Floral Series. She never replicates exactly what she sees, but strives to translate elaborate curves and graceful creases to express her passion of geometric intricacy. In her Geometric Abstract Series, Irina attempts to explore complex forms and how they intersect with each other through the use of shadow and vibrant colour. She imagines how different geometric forms relate to each other by finding interesting compositions of elaborate structures that intertwine from basic elements.
With her unique visions of deconstructing shapes in order to achieve powerful compositions, she explores the relationship of different subject matter and the resulting visual balance that is achieved through textures and blending techniques. Constantly reinventing her style, Irina works full time from her Toronto studio to challenge herself and her imagination, and where she wishes to express joy and to charm the viewer with her creations.