Boryana Rusenova Ina

Media: Painting

Artist Statement

My current project Against the Constable Skies appropriates the work of 19th century painter John Constable, known for his quintessentially English landscapes, to question how something as capricious as the sky could become characteristic of national identity. Constable’s sky studies have become a backdrop for cardboard boxes, which function as props. Through disguising the boxes in prints of his skies, I am pointing to the ambiguity of belonging and the plurality of narratives that comprise national identity. Ultimately, my work enables viewers to analyze the hegemonic relationships between the human form and the spaces they occupy.  I view my practice as both two and three-dimensional and my work lies in the translation between what I construct in the studio and how I interpret it through painting.