anastasia savinova


Oh, I love this collage series, titled “Genius Loci”, by Sweden based artist Anastasia Savinova. Her description of this project is lovely, so I’m going to let her do the talking:

“In this project I try to identify differences and to find similarities between places of habitation. Traveling around cities and countries, I take pictures of buildings, look into windows sneakily, go to local shops, flea markets and bars, watch everyday life – all this helps to build the feeling of the Place. This feeling becomes a foundation or a series of large-scale collages. The Integral Image emerges from visual information and a dozen of associations. While architecture and landscape are visual components of the integral image of the Place, at the same time, this image is inseparably linked with a mentality and a way of life. It is saturated with “an incorporeal something”. Ancient romans called it “genius loci” – the protective spirit of a place. In contemporary usage, “genius loci” refers to a location’s distinctive atmosphere.”


comments (6)

  1. felix /// 12.02.2015 /// 9:23am

    omg i love these collages so much!!

  2. bruna /// 12.02.2015 /// 9:40am

    so Grand Budapest Hotel-y! love these

  3. Christy /// 12.02.2015 /// 12:38pm

    These are absolutely great! I can’t stop looking at them.

  4. Pattern Pulp - Friday Quick Links! /// 12.04.2015 /// 2:01pm

    […] 1. Martina Paukova’s bright and busy world via Trendland 2. Svenja Deininger’s beautiful abstract paintings via Art Hound 3. Love Sarah Smith’s embedded resin bracelets via Colossal 4. Some adorable goodies for little ones via Miss Moss 5. Furniture modeled after self-healing trees via design-milk 6. Charming wood folk by Taiwan based artist Yan Ruilin via Present & Correct 7. Andrew Hayes’ awesome book sculptures via iGNANT 8. Adorable DIY papier-mâché fruit ornaments via design*sponge 9. Digging Frank Chimero’s Colorfield series of prints via Design Crush 10. Make a paper flower wreath via Poppytalk 11. Love the colors in Leah Bartholomew’s paintings via The Design Files 12. Anastasia Savinova’s fascinating collages via The Jealous Curator […]

  5. Jessica /// 01.16.2016 /// 9:45am

    WOW, these are really great! I especially love the third one!

  6. kim /// 01.29.2017 /// 5:57pm

    Love these!!
    I tried something similar using images of my parents house back in the day. Inspired by David Hockey at the time. I’d dread to see it now haha!