Zhannet Podobed is an artist who works in a variety of media.
By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, Zhannet wants the viewer to become part of the art as a kind of added component. Art is entertainment: to be able to touch the work, as well as to interact with the work is important.
Her artworks are presented with the aim not to provide an idealistic view on the personality but to excavate that which is buried in the foundations of the self. The energy of self and its emotional and spiritual vibrations are always important.
With a conceptual approach, she finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, the intrinsic human nature, emotions, the primordial wildness, instincts that echoes our own vulnerabilities. The artist also considers movement as a metaphor for the self ever-seeking man.
Her works are based on inspiring situations: visions that reflect a sensation of indisputability and serene contemplation, combined with subtle details of odd or eccentric elements. By taking intrinsic nature as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic, she creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.
By applying abstraction, she seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human nature in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning inside us. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning.
Her works never show the complete structure. This results in the fact that the artist can easily imagine an own interpretation without being hindered by the historical reality. With a conceptual approach, she seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events.
Her works don't reference recognizable forms. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.
Zhannet Podobed currently lives and works in Kyiv.