KSENIYA LVOVA
painter and designer

Betrayal of Dreams

2023

While we are dreaming, the closed subconscious world of dreams is penetrated by the images which we repress in the reality.

Digital painting

For this work, I used the mask I painted in acryl and decorated for the photo set by my friend Mental Virus (link)

The Music of Color

2018

Music affects the unconscious of an artist in an almost magical way – and sounds transforms into colors. Music can generate a unique state of creative trance, when new images are born.

Digital painting.

This artwork received the diploma and won the first place in contest "Digital art" (the nominations "Digital-experiment") in the international exhibition of modern art "Russian art week".

Dark matter

2017

Among fears and conflicts, you find yourself in the dark matter of your dreams.

Digital painting

The illustration was featured for Daily Deviation on 23.05.2017 at deviantart.com (link)

Immersion process

2018

When you open your dreams and watch how the reality is absorbed to weave new images. Digital painting.

Revelation

2016

Entering the deeps of our subconscious, we meet our inner Darkness and set it free for it to be filled with Light.

Digital painting.

The illustration was published in the art book of Moscow Comic Convention 2016 and was featured for Daily Deviation at deviantart.com (link)

Mask

2020

To destroy a mask, to avoid contrasts to become more complicated and harmonic. Digital painting.

Ritual of the Merging

2015

Achieving personal integrity through merging of one’s Light and Shade. Digital painting.

Subpersonalities

2012

The artwork theme is devoted to the subconscious being set free from false subpersonalities, which, once created to protect it, can sometimes become dangerous.

Digital painting.

Escape from Snow captivity

2013

Cynicism and cruelty can kill any living being, just like winter frost. But if one has not lost the last hope, a miracle can happen, and help will come, letting one run through any snow walls.

Digital painting

Facets of the dreams

2015

As we move through our dreams, our essence is flowing over their facets, transforming us into someone else.

Digital painting.

Dream Empress

2013

She weaves dreams to carry you beyond the worlds’ end. Where one can stay forever.

Digital painting.

Through the Darkness of Night

2015

Like the darkness of night – like the new day succeeds the old one, so the hardships of life change one’s personality and inspire its development.

Digital painting.

Light and Darkness

2005

Between worlds, between high and low, between light and dark.

Artwork was published in the “Russian Lacquer Painting XXI Century” art album (L.Pirogova, Interbook Business, 2006).

Lacquer painting.

Rapture

2004

Based on the story “The Snow Queen” by H. C. Andersen. I was interested in experimenting with the contrast between the theme and the style, finding among traditional fairy-tale motifs those topical to this day.

Lacquer painting.

The New Programme

2003

In the modern culture the image of a punk is close to the image of a Jester (or a trickster). He is free from any hierarchy and rules and doesn’t conform to the norms of society.

In my creation I’m depicting a circus arena, where characters of jesters-punks with the portrait of Sid Vicious (as an avatar of the very concept of a Punk) in the center are creating a surreal mystery.

Lacquer painting.

The Lady of the Wood

2008

Lacquer painting on the box for the university diploma.

Based on the story “Snail on the Slope” by A. and B. Strugatsky. The heroines of the story manage a bio civilization where magic takes place of a technological progress.

Evolution

2008

Lacquer painting on the box for the university diploma.

Let’s imagine that continued evolution will give some people new abilities. How will they feel in a society that won’t have reached their level of development yet? Will they feel more lonely and separated from the dearest? The idea of this work appeared after reading the novel “The Waves Extinguish The Wind”(“The Time Wanderers”) by A. and B. Strugatsky. The main hero can travel in the space without a spaceship, but he has lost all connections with his family.

The Bluebird

2013

To grasp one’s luck, one is to escape from the cage of fears and doubts. Digital painting.