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Yana Verba

BFA 2015

Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s Circles and Half-circles

mixed media, 2014, 35"w x 62"h

What is the power of repetition, interpretation across generations, rereading and misreading historical artworks? Through my work I try to question subjectivity and originality. In doing so, I engage with the works of female avant-garde modernist artists from the early 20th century. To produce the work I added layers of silkscreen, oil and acrylic paint on unstretched cotton muslin. I created the compositions in this piece by appropriating elements from Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s work and sewing patterns from Soviet magazines from 1980.

Yana Verba - Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s Circles and Half-circles

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