Victoria Lomasko

“I felt the need to complete my drawings on the spot, to serve as a conductor for the energy generated by events as they happened.”
Describing her work as accurate, rather than political, Victoria Lomasko’s practice explores contemporary Russian society, especially the inner workings of the country’s diverse subcultures, such as Russian Orthodox believers, LGBT activists, migrant workers, sex workers, prisoners, and so on. Victoria Lomasko’s most recent book Other Russias (n+1 and Penguin, 2017), is a collection of ‘graphic reportages,’ a self-described style of art making and record keeping. In the past few years, mural making has become a central facet of her practice.