Irina Drozd is a Russian contemporary artist. Lives and works in St. Petersburg. She graduated from the Stieglitz State Art Academy.
“In my works I explore the nature of good and evil in a person, an attempt to trace and fix this line between the plus sign and the minus sign is one of the main tasks. In my work, I often turn to the period of childhood as a special state of human life and to children as people with the flexibility of consciousness and thinking, who still do not have a clear position in relation to the world around them, who easily accept what comes from outside. In this connection, a collective image of a person ¬ escapist (even a child) appears who plays games, deliberately escaping reality, as if juggling the meanings, roles and statuses that arise around such binary pairs: good - ¬ evil, innocence - ¬ passion, quiet - loud, spirit¬ - flesh, prey - predator, desired¬ - real. The use of contrasting colors in painting is also not accidental: if a white canvas untouched by paint is a symbol of innocence and spirituality, then red is a symbol of sacrifice and beauty at the same time ”(Irina Drozd).