Original art work by Adriana Shportan (Ukraine).
79cm x 69.5cm.
Oil & Aerosol on Canvas.
Fleeing the war in Ukraine, three generations of Adriana’s family crossed 10 countries squashed in a small car driven by her grandmother.
Adriana studied at Chernivtsi Applied College of Technologies and Design, and Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design. She trained further in Drawing and Painting
at the Slade School of Fine Art. Her works, such as “Holy Fuck”, play with her own conflicted sense of self and body image.
Other work finds the dark humour in current politics, not easy for someone who had to leave her own country.
“One work of mine shows a simple tube of toothpaste tied up with red rope. It reflects the absurdity of the
previous government of the USSR and now Russia. It seems bizarre such an ordinary thing as toothpaste would carry a threat for them if it is named “Freedom” – something not allowed today.”