Daria Oskolkova Artist & Writer

Daria is a Ukrainian artist, a writer and now a painter. Her connection with art became tangible in the summer of 2016 when she visited the studio of Vladimir Shaposhnikov and Anna Ielizarova. “Two artists, a master and his student, worked on vast canvases opposite each other. The powerful impression I received from this single visit gave me the inspiration I carry in my heart to this day. 

“It took me a while to notice that a common thread ran through my spiritual search, writing endeavours, and even my academic pursuits: the ineffable concept of non-duality.” 

'There is nothing that can stop me from painting tomorrow,’ I thought putting down the brush. It was the 23rd of February 2022. The next day, I was woken up by the sounds of artillery in a completely changed world. Life took over … I hope that the Landscapes & Horizons residency will reignite my creative spirit — two years after it has been brought to a halt by war.