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Dasha Pears

Not The Way I Wanted, 2021

Photography : inkjet, paper, fine art print 27.6 x 20.1 x 0 inch


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Excerpt from my "Paper Lords" series. The situation the whole world was in forced us to look at many things from a new perspective. The experience was painful but valuable. But you can only get gain from your pain if you pause and take time to reflect on your actions, feelings, and thoughts. This project is a tribute to the lockdown wisdom that each of us faced in a unique way. We tried to imagine what the kids would do if they were locked down on their own in a situation similar to a pandemic version of "the Lord of the Flies" story. No parents, no rules, but not too much freedom either. So in our narrative, the kids make themselves the kings and queens of their lockdown home kingdom using paper and toys to create their symbols of power. Those symbols are fragile, they don't last long and are easily broken. But isn't it true for anything in life? Any habits, ways, or things we get so much used to can disappear in a second. What is the subject of my art? I explore themes of emotions, relationships, self-discovery and self-redefinition. Each photograph that you will see here will take you on a journey into the soul of a character and, at the same time, will probably make you think about the events and things in your life that have marked you the most and perhaps changed your life. . What kind of feeling does it bring to your home? Peace and quiet. Strength and confidence. A bit of melancholy. With a bit of caprice, mystery and fantasy. It will always be a gentle and quiet reminder that nothing is what it seems and that you always have to go deeper to perceive its true meaning. How I Work I choose muted tones, strictly curated compositions, clean, minimalist spaces, and lots of symbolism to convey my ideas. Each visual story has a precise plot, but is always open to interpretation. My Process Each photo requires between a week and several months of planning and preparation: thinking about the story and plot, planning the color palette, sketching, scouting locations, creating props, choosing the appropriate wardrobe, search for suitable make-up and hairstyle, then assembly of the set. In most cases, a whole crew is involved in the filming process. I never use stock images to create my art, I photograph all the details myself, on location. After shooting is complete, post-processing a single image takes an average of 5-7 hours in Lightroom and Photoshop. About Prints I choose the most eco-friendly and sustainable materials to create my prints because I care about the world we live in. All works are printed on Hahnemühle Bamboo F paperineArt museum quality (290 gsm, 90% bamboo fiber, 10% cotton) and are Giclée prints with a life expectancy of up to 200 years. All art prints are hand signed by me (front and back) and come with a certificate of authenticity. All unframed prints have a 3 cm (1.2 in) border. Framing Your Limited Edition If you find a framing service in your area that works for you, I will be happy to help you choose a frame that will best suit your newly acquired limited edition print. This advice service is free and is available by e-mail or online messaging.
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Professional art gallery • Helsinki, Finland

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Photography: inkjet, paper, fine art print
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27.6 x 20.1 x 0 inch
Not framed
Numbered and limited to 18 copies
18 copies available
Work sold with an invoice from the gallery and a certificate of authenticity
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Dasha Pears

Dasha Pears

Finland • Born in: 1982

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Dasha Pears is an award-winning artist, using conceptual fine-art photography as her main medium. Completely self-taught in photography, she is materializing her life experiences, realizations, feelings, and conclusions about life in surrealistic, sometimes dreamy, clean, and peaceful works. Her style is characterized by unique compositions, restrained color choices, and finishing details that lead to whimsical and clever images.

Dasha's works were included in the list of 35 Most Influential Conceptual Portrait Photographers by the influential ExpertPhotography.com portal, were exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Poland, and Russia, and featured multiple times in SaatchiArt & ArtFinder editorial collections and catalogs. Dasha's photographs can also be found in private collections in Spain, Australia, the Netherlands, the UK, and the United States, as well as on covers of books published all over the world.

Dasha's mission in life is to create imagery and inspire others, whether by her artworks or by the act of creation itself. Dasha deeply believes that if more people focus on creation instead of destruction the world will become a better place and there will be less hate, harm, and sorrow. Dasha's works are available as limited edition prints. Dasha lives in Helsinki, Finland, and shoots her surreal photographs all over the world.

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