•  .Uno

    8. Uno

    Acrylic on canvas. 90x122 cm. 2013. Contact us for pricing

    Luba Tokareva

  •  .12 days of silence

    7. 12 days of silence

    Acrylic, enamel on canvas.110х140 cm. Contact us for pricing

    Luba Tokareva

  •  .Drones and feromones I.

    6. Drones and feromones I.

    Acrylic, enamel on canvas.145х140 cm. Contact us for pricing

    Luba Tokareva

  •  .The Jungle Book.

    5. The Jungle Book.

    Acrylic, enamel on canvas.90х110 cm. Contact us for pricing

    Luba Tokareva

  •  .Drones and feromones II.

    4. Drones and feromones II.

    Acrylic, enamel on canvas.100х134 cm. Contact us for pricing

    Luba Tokareva

  •  .The realm of Padma

    3. The realm of Padma

    Acrylic, enamel on canvas.100х150 cm. Contact us for pricing

    Luba Tokareva

  •  .Untitled

    2. Untitled

    Acrylic, enamel on canvas.60x80 cm. Contact us for pricing

    Luba Tokareva

  •  .The final battle

    1. The final battle

    Acrylic, enamel on canvas.100х150 cm. Contact us for pricing

    Luba Tokareva

The chaos of cyberspace. Abstract surrealism

The project «The chaos of cyberspace. Abstract surrealism» is a new vision for the convergence of abstract art and surrealism. While abstraction indicates a departure from reality in the depiction of imagery towards nonobjective and nonrepresentational art, surrealism develops methods for psychic automatism. Surrealism works with elements not normally found together to produce illogical and startling effects. We by-turn create an imagery based on a juxtaposition of two distant realities melting these art movements together.

Nowadays cyberspace is the most significant influence that shapes the modern mentality. Cyberspace creates a collage of deceptive impressions that belong to everybody and nobody at once. It seductively makes it possible to be everywhere at once or to be nobody and nowhere. The world is full of aggressive images attacking the consciousness and sub-consciousness. The phantoms of these images settle in our memory leaving behind the string of tangled emotions. An identity crisis can come from this process. A human being is unable to separate his own consciousness from the response of a search engine to the questions he sets. Cyberspace creates an endlessly mutating abstract puzzle. Renewed automatic text in a non-stop mode.

The convergence of abstract and surrealism becomes a strategy to attain a new level of emotional integrity avoiding frustration and various forms of escape. The eye of a human simplifies the reality, removing unnecessary details. It is possible to conceive of stable and steady abstract forms and at the same time focus on fleeting images and fantasies of surrealism. The meanings of visual language begin to mix with the quirky aesthetics of manifold interpretations. Abstract surrealism for us is an attempt to set new goals and to recognize new trends in contemporary art.

Bondero, Iryna Berezhko, Luba Tokareva

The project has been realised in LWW Gallery (Amsterdam).