'Visions of her own inner fears and demons'.
Natalia Millman is a London based artist, having arrived from Ukraine in 2001. Her work has featured in a number of exhibitions and art fairs, and she was invited to become a guest artist at Studio Fridays in 2020.
Millman is conceptual installation artist and painter. Much of her work is constructed from material found on building sites, which she ingeniously re-presents as visions of her own inner fears and demons, like ageing, loneliness, anger and melancholy. She is currently researching the philosophy of ageing, and tells stories of her personal cultural dilemma and the experience of loss.
The symbolic objects she presents, remind us of mortality, the fragility of life and vanity. She transforms decay into beauty, bringing together seemingly unrelated discarded material, which she brings new life. Aesthetically, Natalia’s work reminds us of artists along the line of Tracey Emin, Berlinde de Bruycke and Andrew Carnie; gluing, tying and layering found 'body-like' materials, tightly interconnecting and merging them together.