Limited edition print on Hahnemuhle paper
40 x 60
Limited Edition of 10
50% of the gallery proceeds from the sale go to the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.
Originally born in mid-February 2022, Holt’s series about war allegedly introduces the viewer to an intense, raw and forecasting representation of the brutal conflict which is now taking place in her own country.
Buried in the remains of her flat in Kyiv, which she left on 23rd February 2022 without acknowledging to be leaving it for good, the photographs have only recently been rediscovered in the memory card of the artist’s camera, ruthlessly conveying the actual depiction of her current present. Often seen as a reverberation of the thousands of shades of mankind’s dynamics, the well-known Barbies which populate Holts’ scenarios occur on this occasion to be almost underrepresented, leaving space for new toy soldiers.
The characters, which appear broken and ravaged in the foreground of the pictures, tell the story of today’s conflict between Ukraine and Russia perceived through the eyes of the artist, who has succeeded in delicately depicting one of the most significant and horrifying episodes in Europe of our century.