London-based Russian artist Olga Grotova is known for her unique approach using light- sensitive objects found in nature and earth pigments as a medium of drawing. For the ‘Door to Door’ residency programme, her works employ the materials associated with her respective cultural inheritances and encounters in Hong Kong and London. Using the process of cyanotype, typhoon-torn tree debris, plants, crushed shells, mineral pigments and soil gradually evolve in her creations through exposure time and the transitive nature of light. The entire process unfolds traces of interwoven materials in layers. The transparency and texture within the work invoke the feeling of untraceable memories from the past, inviting individuals to embark on a personal journey to explore these lost fragments. Grotova’s artistic practice is a testament to her ability to capture the ephemeral and elusive nature of memory and history.
Date: 2023 Dimensions: 25.5 x 20.5 cm Medium: Cyanotype rice paper, mineral pigments mounted on linen