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Nikolina Petolas
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 nature.  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.