Oliya Maicoh

I am fascinated with the mind and its evolution. In my art, I investigate factors contributing to constructive or destructive changes our minds go through and why they occur. Presently, I focus on belief systems and emotional intelligence as I see the unquestionable connection between the two. I research from both scientific and own observation points of view.

As we live in the time of fast change and globalization, beliefs are homogenizing. Our mindscapes are yet so raw and bare of information we are exposed to in media. Information is often presented to us in ways to evoke our emotions for making us vulnerable, autonomic believers. My visual language is semi-abstraction and abstraction as this couple relates to the abstract definition of my art and allows the freedom of my imagination and intuition. I see well together abstraction and the mind as both are flexible and infinite. Currently, my media is mixed. I begin my works with a print (monotype, etching, etc.) and think it to be a print in someone’s or my own mind — a belief. This is my starting point where the combination of research, the thinking process, intuition, and imagination come to evolve my works further using media such as watercolor and drawing. I see self-development and self-discovery as the ultimate goals for any individual and intend to express it in my art in the best possible ways. We entered the age where mind creativity and flexibility are the winners, so why not start letting go of beliefs , become emotionally intelligent, and embrace the infinite space of possibilities and creations?


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