Artwork #112


Silvia Nikolov


Limited edition print on metal, 2017

"Freedom" is a part of the "Water Studies" series, an evolving project born in 2016 and composed of a series of self-portraits that explore the concept of life as a staged show, in which we change our masks based on the societal expectations and norms. “Freedom” is a reference to finding inner freedom to be who you truly are and express yourself authentically, despite the pressure to conform to your surrounding social environment. All effects are achieved in camera by careful manipulation of physics and precise engineering to capture the reflection, the light refraction, and the optical illusion.