Olga Bortkevich

Olga is a self-taught photographer with a background in advertising. She is interested in psychology, human physique and finding ways of how to bring two together.

The Unboxed

The work explores the idea of the female sublime. It challenges Burke’s and Kant’s concept of beauty represented by feminine and female body that produce calming and welcoming effect to the beholder.

The concept of the sublime has evolved over the years: from representation of elevated and great to hypocritical and double-crossed. The work adapts the ideas of the Gothic and Postmodern sublime to convey underlying conflicts in female unconscious that are directly liked to her banal existence. Each scene of the stop motion is a metaphorical representation of a conflict.