Nikolina expresses her eerie visions through
screenshots of an imagined story.
She guides the viewer on a journey through the
frames and visual interpretations of her fictional worlds.
Inspired by sci-fi and fantasy environments as
well as experimental music she enjoys creating strange surroundings and
atmospheres filled with mysterious events and characters.
Her motives are sometimes dark and gloomy and often
present dreamlike ambience and monstrous creatures. She personifies them with
her state of consciousness, inner conflicts and excessive dreamy
She finds inspiration in her surroundings as well as
her vivid dreams and loves to give them surreal meanings. She found the way to
present her daydreaming in a realistic manner, through genuine photographic
textures and authentic components.
Nikolina uses photography as a main tool for her
artworks, although she often combines it with other digital techniques. She
takes photos on a daily basis and has an immense database from which she
chooses the ones that are appropriate for her artworks. She
then combines specific photographic fragments into complex montage until
she gets realistic scenery
She often uses self-portraits as characters within
her visual stories and therefore becomes an interactive narrator, a storyteller
who guides a viewer through her fantasy landscapes.