Janet Konakova is a talented, rising contemporary artist and an illustrator based in the UK.
”I draw inspiration from my multicultural experience, surrealism, the urban art scene of Brighton and pop culture. I would describe my work as self-reflective and conceptual, aiming to explore amusing topics and to be decorative yet engaging. From my perspective art means discussion, cultural progress and, most importantly, fun."
Series 1: Expressive Drawings
"These drawings were created during the first phases of lockdown when there was a lot of time to waste and there was craving for adventure in the air. It was a perfect opportunity to stray from my usual style of illustration and towards expressive realism. The subjects were familiar, a room in my flat and a person whose art I’ve been consuming a lot. But they were portrayed through a lense of unfamiliar technique resulting in something dreamy and whimsical.""
Series 2: Embroidered Pieces
"With these pieces I wanted to discuss themes of self-esteem and the beauty industry. The intention was to have a clean and easy-on-the-eye style combined with brutal imagery. "