WELD QUEEN is a contemporary Russian artist, sculptor and performer.
The main media of Weld Queen is metal: with the help of welding the artist creates major interactive sculptures and large — scale metal installations (many of which are public art projects), they are focused on direct interaction with the viewer. Interactivity is a key feature of her work, acquiring its main idea only in direct cooperation with the person.
The main themes of her works are an ironic study of social stereotypes and common values, the role of women in society, the enduring importance for a person of a “pure”, uncluttered view, supported by a bold imagination and creative power of imagination.
The art of Weld Queen is a multi-faceted mirror of modern life, designed to show how through the routine of everyday life, the dominance of ideals, the true forces of man – unlimited imagination, a lively mind and the ability to dream. A spontaneous and happy child continues to live in each adult, we just forgot about it. Perceiving wealth, luxury, grotesque sexuality, prestige and other “fashion standards” as a recipe for happiness, a person often turns out to be their prisoner, without achieving the desired goal.
A game, laughter and labor in the hands of the artist become universal tools which help to reconfigure the habitual view of life, “remove the blinkers” and see beyond the non-reflexive mindset.
The world of Weld Queen is a bright, unrestrained carnival, showing the usual images and things in an unfamiliar perspective. Through parody, new and old idols that dominate the public consciousness are debunked. The goal is to demonstrate that for external facade words, things and phenomena, mysterious and full of amazing discoveries, it is important only to want to see it and work a little on yourself. In the never-ending contest of matter and spirit, good and evil, sublime and mundane, the last word always remains with the light. This credo of the artist is embedded in every work, it stretches out his hands to the viewer and helps everyone to get along a little bit happier.