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Nikolina Petolas

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April 18, 2016

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Who are you?

My name is Nikolina. I am a conceptual photographer and visual artist. I express my eerie visions through screenshots of an imagined story. I guide the viewer on a journey through the frames and visual interpretations of my fictional worlds. My motives are sometimes dark and gloomy and often present dreamlike ambients and monstrous creatures. I personify them with my state of consciousness, inner conflicts and excessive dreamy nature. I use photography as a main tool for my artworks, although I often combine it with other digital techniques. I take photos on a  daily basis and has an immense database from which I choose the ones that are appropriate for my artworks. I then combine specific photographic fragments into complex montage until I get a realistic scenery. I often use self-portraits as characters within my visual stories and therefore become an interactive narrator, a storyteller who guides a viewer through my fantasy landscapes.

 

What are you inspired by?

I am inspired by sci-fi and fantasy environments as well as experimental music and I  enjoy creating strange surroundings and atmospheres filled with mysterious events and characters.

 

What was the last movie you watched?

Prometheus - second time.

 

What was the last book you read?

 Aldous Huxley - Island.

 

Do you have any role model?

Not anyone particular - I admire a lot of people.

 

What is your next creative project?

I am working on my ‘Impeller’ and ‘Nesting Ground’ series at the moment along with some individual projects

 

What do you like about Portfoliobox?

It is very simple, great designs, minimalistic and easy to use.

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