Kseniya Oudenot is a multi-award-winning designer with works ranging from art to theatre costumes and high fashion. Her early design career creations utilized high tech materials and were exhibited in the Science Museum in London, the Science Gallery in Dublin, and were showcased on BBC and Sky. Hailed as a “Best New Talent” by The Wall Street Journal, Vogue and many other publications, Oudenot is now focusing her talents to creating fine art.
Trained in academic painting, I moved to UK to study Performance Design at St. Martins College. My background influences are frequently spotted in the dramatic shapes, rich textures and bold use of contrasting components. Through a convergence of interest in nature, science and time perception; my art explores the allegorical resonance and fantasy involved in man-made, altered nature within our society and juxtaposition of time.
Studying performance design and working in theatre in the early stage of my career has had a profound impact on the way I convey ideas and express artistic value in my practice. Although I was trained in Academic drawing and painting, I was always drawn to contemporary forms of expression and the sculptural dimensionality of art.
Thematically my practice revolves around the concept of time and nature: altered or artificial nature, modification of environments, acceleration of growth and changing ecosystems. My work investigates the juxtaposition of times and contexts, exploring how time is irrelevant in some situations, how various time frames coexist in our minds.