My work concerns the analysis of the largest metropolises of the world and their development throughout history.
The aspect of cosmopolitan cities that I am mostly interested in is urbanization and mass migration, as a consequence of a globalized world.
In my paintings I attempt to convey this phenomenon, which now concerns most of the world’s population, through an iconography that embeds images of maps and statistics showing different data concerning urban growth.
I therefore collect visual information from different sources, elaborate and personalize it into creating an aesthetic that is harmonic and delicate, which contrasts the cold images of graphs.
Orsina Pasargiklian and Klara Olofsson exhibition at the George Tavern, London, April 2010
The urban environment provides inspiration for both Orsina Pasargiklian and Klara Olofsson. This is visible in ‘Skyline’ with ‘the city’ being the common theme, despite being approached from opposing directions with a juxtaposing result. Orsina’s paintings represent urban architecture in a simplified form. She has studied the features of different cities, concluding that each are characterized by their own individual geometric shapes, creating a specific atmosphere that defines the soul of that city. Klara, conversely, has observed the inhabitants of the city. She argues that in our everyday life we often only actually see those people in our inner circle; our family and friends. So much so that we become blinkered to those in our periphery, seeing only a grey mass. Klara uses the point of collision between these extremes as the focal point for her work.
Orsina Pasargiklian and Klara Olofsson are both 1st year Fine Art students from Middlesex University in London.
Hendon Degree Show
Some of London’s best up and coming artists will be showcasing work which tackles issues like women’s rights in Afghanistan and art as a form of protest in Britain, at an exhibition launched in Hendon next week.
For the first time the Middlesex students will be able showcase their work in the £80m Grove building, Middlesex University’s state-of-the-art centre for creative courses.
source: Creative Boom