Artist experience
Artist Olexsandra Tokareva and her communikation with watercolor
In my works, I portray the desired reality in which I want to be, the deep balance to which I constantly strive. I visualize my own state of harmony and acceptance, which I found despite the urbanized and fast-paced modern life, which is full of obsessive flows of information and insignificant things. Rejecting everything superfluous, I leave what is really important to me - a pure, clear, intimate connection of human with all things, which unites us into one immense living organism.

My technique is a watercolor, which is repeatedly applied on paper, until the appearance of the necessary color saturation.
My technique is a watercolor, which is repeatedly applied on paper, until the appearance of the necessary color saturation. This multi-layeredness is a symbol of personal emotions and thoughts, which, overlapping each other, create a holistic picture of the deep uniqueness of each fragment of the reality I portray.
I am attracted by the meditative process. I work with translucent halftones to get the necessary saturation which I get by repeating the same action several times. In this way, I am completely immersed in what is happening and just feel most clearly here and now.

After various experiments with materials that I tried as a medium to express my experiences and thoughts, I stopped on watercolors. Once (10 years ago) having done work in the technique of watercolor I felt that this is it! This is where the aesthetics that are close to me are manifested.I like that feminine tenderness, smoothness and at the same time graphicness and clarity which is inherent in my works. For me, it's not just material or technique. Through these meditations I work out my inner experiences, anxieties, this is my therapy. I found my perfect medium! And in it I feel as harmonious as possible, as it is a continuation of me.