The artist Polina Verbutska works in the genre of hyperrealism, creating more than real sculptures, bass-reliefs and adornments featuring parts of a human body or the portraits of our coevals, the ordinary people. The author says: “I’m interested in a realistic genre. To be exact, creatureliness, corporeality, because for me there is no “high art” without “down to the Earth’’. I don’t understand the conceptions taken away from mundanity. Mundanity is poetry itself thanks to the tireless repetition of simple and monotonous moves that join to create an exact pace of life.
Work in realistic genre is especially interesting for me, because of the reaction of spectators. It ranges from positive to dramatically negative, since realistic images appeal to subconscious associations. Being evoked, they arouse strong feelings and emotions.”
Polina Verbytska was born in 1989 in Kyiv, Ukraine. She studied at the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. The artist lives and works in Kyiv.