Ekaterina Kruchkova, Russian-born artist, living in the Netherlands and Germany, working world-wide, I find inspiration in my travels around the world.
The millennium was a time of great change in my personal and professional life; I fully dedicated myself to the art and found in this my vocation.
There are two main directions in my work, and they are interdependent.
One results from deep reflection, meditation and expression of emotional and the most elusive moments of my inner life. This gives a character of spontaneity and uniqueness to each artwork. So I create my sculptures, drawings and paintings.
Another one is whole impression of everyday life around me, reflected in artistic research in photography.
In photography I use a variety of mediums and techniques, such as aluminum and acrylic; all my photographs reflect reality without digital editing.
In addition, to realize my artistic projects I founded Studio Ekaterina, where I organize various events, including workshops, exhibitions, open days, and so on.
In 2015 I founded and became president of Art Association Treasures for the Future, a charitable organisation that strives to fulfill a triple purpose.
Firstly, the Association provides a podium for international artists to exhibit their artworks throughout the world at minimal cost. Exhibitions will generally take place at well-known locations.
Secondly, the Association supports projects throughout the world to help children living in difficult conditions.
Thirdly, the Association aims to contribute to the cultural awareness of people by emphasizing the importance of culture and art in the modern society. This is accomplished by Round Table discussions on the subject "Art as Social Practice".
"Nowadays, everything existing ends up as a photograph. Photography mummifies time." by Andre Bazin
"People have only one thing in common: They are all different." by Robert Zend