|Year of stay:||2018|
Vasyakina Polina is a Russian visual artist, she graduated with a bachelor of Fine Arts, 2013-2014, from the British Higher School of Art and Design. Her artistic practice revolves around the concept of merging classical and contemporary art. Polina finds inspiration in the idea that everything has its origins in the past, especially in art; she aims to find innovative ways of looking at past experiences of previous generations, i.e. classical art. Her project is focused on censorship, especially that of the female breast; although an essential part of world culture, it is still censored in many ways. Through sculptures and paintings, Polina explores this censorship through what she refers to as modern artists’ recycling of classical art and integrating mass culture with the art world.