• Katia Lyubavskaya
  • Katia Lyubavskaya
  • Katia Lyubavskaya

Katia Lyubavskaya

Title: Crumpled Smile, 2023

Rarity: Unique

Size: 72.2 x 87.6 cm

Materials: PVC shiny stretch fabric on aluminium panel

Medium: Sculpture

Name: Katia Lyubavskaya

Nationality: Russian
b. 1982

London-based artist Katia Lyubavskaya creates visual tricks either followed by or consisting of the wordplay, where the title itself occasionally becomes an object. The artist also widely uses smiley symbol in her practice as it is a main sign of international language. The symbol serves as a global icon of communication, transcending linguistic, cultural, and geographic boundaries. Katia believes that the wordplay is a fundamental and highly influential component of modern culture. It is a form of online expression that combines humor, wit, and often a touch of absurdity, and serves as a versatile tool to convey these elements effectively. This form of communication connects people from various cultures and backgrounds through shared jokes and references. Wordplay is a dynamic and essential element of meme culture. It often involves the creation of new words or phrases. These terms may be intentionally misspelled, abbreviated, or combined in unconventional ways to evoke humor or to simplify communication. Wordplay is not limited to text; it's also expressed visually. Memes use clever juxtapositions, visual puns, and image-text combinations to deliver punchlines. It adds a layer of creativity and humor to online communication, making memes not only entertaining but also a form of artistic expression. Katia Lyubavskaya works with mixed. With a background in architecture artist seeks to invent unusual techniques which shows both conceptual approach and concise production.