About Patrushka's art
Ongoing Series and Themes
Once We Were Here: This series contains landscape and urban scenes, sometimes with a surreal juxtaposition. Often of abandoned places or forgotten things, void of human life. Sometimes with an apocalyptic feel, or a future world in which the environment has been altered by humanities presence. Many questions were the inspirations – who lived here? Why is it so dry and desolate? Who used to rock in that chair and what happened to them? Who used to live in that house? Where have they gone? How long have we got? What will the future look like?
The Ladies of the Newbrow: Portraits of inspiring and strong females – musicians, artists, authors and friends – some famous, some not.
The Hunted and the Hunters: Pieces depicting the emotional trauma of sexual assault and domestic violence – the victims (The Hunted) and the perpetrators (The Hunters). For the questions and thoughts behind these works, click here.
The Day of the Dead: These are images heavily influenced by The Day of the Dead, traditions and adornments which honor and celebrate the dead to help support their spiritual journey. Día de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, the U.S and many other countries.
The Geishas: Using the image of the geisha as the basis, many themes and portraits are explored within this series. These were inspired by the discovery of the real meaning of the word. It consists of two kanji, 芸 (gei) meaning “art” and 者 (sha) meaning “person” or “doer”. The most literal translation of geisha into English would be “artist,” “performing artist,” or “artisan.”