Dina Tses


Dina Tses is interested in ‘potustoronnost’ – a Russian concept loosely translated as ‘otherworldliness’,  suggesting a parallel world beyond our own that is both brutal and hypnotic, stripped of escapist whimsy but not of hope.

The resulting work includes collages and automatic drawings whereby forms emerge from an initial ‘skeleton’ of lines laid down at speed. Made using paraphernalia sourced at postmortal house clearances, such as ledgers and illustrated non-fiction, the collages draw inspiration from Luigi Serafini’s Codex and the Voynich manuscript, obscure texts featuring images of unidentifiable fauna and flora.

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