Artistic portraits of children in their dream worlds. Personal project.
Russian-born Kristina Varaksina has resided in the USA since 2010 and currently lives and works in New York. Varaksina’s focus is to capture human emotion and the psychological impressions of her subjects' mind – permitting the characters to project their internal reality. Works undertaken are keen to explore a female and child perspective, evoking their thoughts, dreams and hopes. Recently, Aesthetica magazine suggests ‘Varaksina's personal works are etherial, projecting the psyche onto the corners of a room... Through a conscientious attention to light and a soft palette these allegories come to life and absorb the viewer into their microcosm’. Education: MFA 12/2013 Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Major: Photography MA 07/2005 The Ural State Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture. Major: Graphic Design and Advertising.