Dr Natalia Jezova is an award wining, multidisciplinary artist. She achieved her Professional Doctorate in Fine Art at the University of East London in 2021.
Natalia communicates through a wide variety of media, including film, photography and installation. Her art, which has been exhibited internationally, addresses cultural memory, identity and gender issues.
The main theme explored in her work is the ephemeral nature of things and how the mediation of various objects may carry and evoke different meanings, testimonies and memories for the spectator. Her natural curiosity, interest and knowledge of art history, coupled with the use of certain objects from Natalia’s private collection of antique costumes, accessories and armour, have served as an inspiration in the development of her ideas.
Natalia's work is never quite what first appears to be. Her images depict meticulously controlled compositions characterised by a classical aesthetic, tinged with poetic undertones of timeless desire and romantic. Natalia's works immersive narrative scenarios that blur the lines between imagination, reality and memory. Her disturbingly beautiful visual language set within curiously symbolic environments, allow for a deep exploration of the themes that take her works far beyond what they reveal at first glance.
Natalia mixes classical and modern aspects and her artworks are multi-layered, containing their own little secrets that viewers are invited to discover. As Natalia says: “What could be more enchanting than a mystery? I suppose, only the love for the mystery and the quest which one embarks on in trying to solve it.”