SASHAKATZ




Gucci Flora

Created for ︎︎︎The 100 years of Gucci group show and auction presented by Gucci and Superrare, 2022


Monochrome Dreams

    This piece is part of the 'Monochrome Dreams' series. The story is told from the perspective of female octopus who is love with a pearl diver.
    Day by day I'm watching you diving and collecting pearls. Your eyes are ardent like the burn of the medusa. Your hair are like algae flickered by the underflows. Your lips are scarlet like poisonous corals. Your skin is shining like fish scales. I gave you my heart.       You are the most beautiful human creature in the ocean. When I sleep, I see you in my dreams. I touch you, I kiss you, I squeeze your hips so tight that you breathe frequently. You fade away as I wake up and I'm looking forward to fall asleep again and see you, my beloved one. Athens, 2022


Sleep paralysis

    Sleep paralysis episodes are among the most terrifying or relaxing experiences that can happen to you. When your brain wakes before your body, you are left in a cage you don’t control, feeling what it means to be impotent against your urge to exert control on your flesh.
    Influenced by Henry Fuseli’s “The Nightmare” (1781), Sasha Katz explores the liminal time of when the mind perceives hallucinations, creatures and objects that cannot be detected when it is completely awake, with the series “Sleep Paralysis”.
    Lit by a mystical spotlight, white bodies are found half-asleep in dramatic poses, as if they were battling with the minds trying to control them in a way that reminds the “Dying Slave” (1513-1516) by Michelangelo. Black cats, which may be real or not, intertwine with the flesh of the models, becoming a companion that brings uncomfortableness and disquietude.
    Exhibited at ︎︎︎Singularity Show at Decentral Art Pavilion during Venice Art Biennale, curated and organized by Florencia S.M. Brück, Javier Krasuk, Diego Lijtmaer and Simone Furian, 2022



Young Woman Taking a Siesta

    The series explores sensitive touches, tenderness and intimacy. The characters of the series are half-asleep enjoying themselves and their partners, celebrating hedonism and languor. Inspired by the old masters, the distance between hot flesh and cold marble is blurred, to breathe life into insentience and to perify alive.
    Exhibited at ︎︎︎Gender Bender Time Traveller group show in Berlin, organised by Geisted, 2022


Love is louder than bombs

    Embracing the dazzling beauty and unbreakable courage of Ukrainian women. 100% of funds raised was donated to Ukrainian Red Cross
    Exhibited at ︎︎︎(DO NOT)  TOUCH Mocda show, curated by Filipo Lorezin and Marie Chatel, 2022


Waxing Crescent

Exhibited at ︎︎︎We Are What We See in London, organised by Glimpses Agency, Lidia Ravviso and Auronda Scalera, 2022


Nacre

    I once read that heart murmurs sound like a pleased cat resting on your chest. It seemed so poetic to me and I interpreted it in the shades of a nacre, 2021
    Exhibited at ︎︎︎NFT Liverpool in Adelia Art Gallery, organised by Amir Soleymani and Parin Heidari




Kiss me quick. We are all dying

    Dedicated to my dearest friend Natalia Shlyakhovaya, who is inspiring and supporting me for years during my artistic journey, 2021
    Exhibited at ︎︎︎ICONS show at SuperRareGallery in New York, curated by Nicole Ruggiero and Sam Clover.



Still Life No.6

One piece of still-life studies series, 2021


Melancholic girl

Dedicated to my ancient cats Yasha and Mosha. Exhibited at FUTR World, Abu Dhabi, 2021



Self-portrait with a gold Earring and a Curl hair

Self-portrait, exhibited at FUTR World, Abu Dhabi. 2021


Hotel Rooms

Exploring imaginary memories and sensations of the hotel rooms while observing transient visitors. Athens, 2022



Some are born to sweet
delight, Some are born to endless night

    Inspired by dreamlike, incantatory lines 123-124 from William Blake’s ‘Auguries of Innocence’, this work by Sasha Katz further explores the symbolism of the poem by putting its two heroines in the aforementioned state of ‘sweet delight’ — as opposed to the ‘endless night’ of misery and suffering.
    Our world and our lives, Blake is saying, is defined by these two forever shifting states, the states of sad and happy. And the process never ends — unless you find a way to break out of it. For Sasha, the way to get out of this circle of altering moods is that of loving another being unconditionally and submitting yourself to a wonderful state — a spiritual day-time, full of joy. Athens 2022



The Curves of your thighs are Like jewels

The piece was inspired by poetic tenderness of Song of Solomon, 2020








Young Woman Taking a Siesta

The series explores sensitive touches, tenderness and intimacy. The characters of the series are half-asleep enjoying themselves and their partners, celebrating hedonism and languor. Inspired by the old masters, the distance between hot flesh and cold marble is blurred, to breathe life into insentience and to perify alive.

Exhibited at ︎︎︎Gender Bender Time Traveller group show in Berlin, organised by Geisted, 2022





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