Kateryna Borovschi was born in 1991 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. She received her artistic education from V.I. Surikov School of Art, Krasnoyarsk. After she moved to Spain, she continued her education at Polytechnic University of Valencia, Department of Fine Arts, pursuing a Master’s Degree in Artistic Production (2015–2017). Currently, Kateryna is working in a variety of genres starting from photography and ending up with digital art.
Ambiguity: Identity in the Virtual Space, Photo 1
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“As a whole, my artistic practice is an equal combination of perceptive and conceptual. Regarding the technical part, it is a demanding and a complicated construction of figurative images using digital photography, 3D graphics, and photo manipulation. I give photos a chance to be percepted in a totally new and unknown way. In my opinion, digital photo hides its own universe: what is seen in the photo is not something that an artist should submit to, but merely a material which can be bound to his will.
“In my artwork I am interested in the person’s transformation due to the development of informational technology. Each of my projects consists of multiple serial images. They are gathered around this core conceptual theme, which I focus on and explore thoroughly. In general, art helps me to think visually and to analyse human identity and the current problems faced by an individual in the post-digital era.
“This series Ambiguity: Identity in the Virtual Space represents an artistic research into the phenomenon of virtual identity. The appearance of digital technologies led to the development of virtual social relationships thanks to the popularity of communication via social networking websites. This work investigates its influence on the individual’s personality: where lies the line between real ‘me’ and virtual ‘me’? And is it there at all?
According to research by Sherry Turkle, author of Life on the screen: identity in the Age of Internet, inside a virtual reality, identity is characterized through the concepts as multiple, fragmentation, flexibility, and some others. Thus, the task of this work is to present visually some of the above concepts.”