“More recently, I extended and explored this theme further in the series Casual Thinking Of The Metrical Mind. Here I aim to portray an antidote to the happiness industry that is behind billions of the self-images created on social media. People want to belong to a group – this drives creation of images adhering to the groups’ unwritten guidelines. Overwhelmingly these days those guidelines mean you must be having fun, be being happy, be awesome ….”
The palette she uses is all veiled in the grey colours of the cuttlefish with some black backgrounds, thus creating suggestions that recall the photographs of a few decades ago or that of homemade Polaroids with the flashbulb flattening the colours of the complexion …
Larissa Eremeeva‘s paintings from her ‘Catachreza’ series are an attempt by the artist to control and manage a world of her own making, as if she’s making pictures in order to reaffirm herself, to create an illusion of calmness and serenity in a world gone mad.