Oksana Berda

festival of smalls

Wane No. 4
Oksana  Berda - Wane No. 4
NEW
$35
Adrift No. 3
Oksana  Berda - Adrift No. 3
NEW
$35
Wane No. 7
Oksana  Berda - Wane No. 7
NEW
$35
Float No. 2
Oksana  Berda - Float No. 2
NEW
$35
Wane No. 9
Oksana  Berda - Wane No. 9
NEW
$115
Adrift No. 2
Oksana  Berda - Adrift No. 2
NEW
$115
Horizon No. 1
Oksana  Berda - Horizon No. 1
NEW
$115
Float
Oksana  Berda - Float
NEW
$35
Wane No. 8
Oksana  Berda - Wane No. 8
NEW
$35
Come Around
Oksana  Berda - Come Around
NEW
$240

artwork

under $250

Wave #3
Oksana  Berda - Wave #3
$36
Map
Oksana  Berda - Map
$35

I work with mixed media on paper. I mix watercolour, acrylic and ink to experiment with different consistencies, colour potency and pigment to create paintings that explore deconstructed landscapes and organic forms. My work is intuitive. I use my instinct and my body to move, and drag the paint around. I use chalk pastel, which is sensitive to pressure; it breaks; it smudges - it has a life of its own. It’s not easily controlled, which leaves room for spontaneity and experimentation in a different way from paint. In my work I consider language, and how texture and colour are a communicative tool. I am interested in what I can do with paint when it is free from the constraints of a premeditated composition, in the same way that words operate in free form.