yana dimitrova

Portrait From Space and Time (Sofia)



yana dimitrova

Portrait form Space and Time (Sofia) 2015
oil on wood
20 x 24 inches



Part of the series “Portraits and Landscapes from Space”, this image is referenced from a google street view snapshot in centre in Sofia, Bulgaria. With this body of work I aim to bring attention to the way digital mapping and other utilitarian city/urban imaging tools have represented our environment, and aim to shape our perception of these spaces. The low resolution digital snippets are stripped, flat images, that tend to change their quality based on the income level of different districts, in some cases it even lacks any form of representation. Thought the making of this work, I have challenged and captured the low quality images, transforming them into large scale physical, visceral entitties, physically utilizing forms of labor ( painterly vs. tight applications).