Ksenia Kostetskaia (Ksé) is developing an art practice with focus on small drawings on paper, with graphite, liner and pencil, and aquarelle pencil. Each illustration is a story the audience creates for itself.
Ksé grew up in an artistic environment, her father was a professional artist. After the birth of her child she started envisioning some imagery and decided to put them on paper. "Any artist knows it never goes as you picture it in your head, however the idea is somehow urging you to grab the pencil and start sketching. I do see beauty in a moment, however I'm depicting some imaginative images."
"I love combining unmatched things, as I believe we are all created from one substance"
There is always a story to tell behind her drawings. No one should judge by appearance. Take any of her small drawing, for example the blue raven bird. But actually the story is that technology and nature are all combined in one. "I am all about world piece, even if sometimes it is cruel and tears us apart. That brings to my drawings sometimes some overwhelming emotions I have attached to a moment in life."
Modern interactive digitized installations and such artists as Ben Heine coexist in her heart with Rembrandt, Dali, Bosch, Kandinsky and Monet. "The world is changing, fine art museums can be seen by modern children as Instagram of previous epochs. So I love all the moves to modernize the classics."
Based in Belgium, an artistic heaven for modern artists. Ksé benefits from the local scene. "Art is appreciated here, and there is always room for expression and no judgment to follow. Russian society, where I grew up in, is a huge classics fan, here in Belgium, abstract art, surrealistic art, all types of installations are highly appreciated, and you are very welcomed by any layer of society."