Iuliia Rokina & Vera Golubeva (RUS): Drop of Water

Drop of Water  will be the only permanent art piece at this years’ Biennial. It consists of  approx 120 glass elements that reflect  light. The piece will be situated on the Nättepori river bank, by the Iijoki -river. Though water is the most common element on earth, its is also scarse and coveted. Water is a mystic element and has healing powers. Drop of Water comments all these aspects – eventually revealing nature and our relationship to it.

Iuliia Rokina is a contemporary artist who works with glass. She explores the human relationship with nature, the megalopolis, society and the environment. Her preferred medium for work is multilayered bending to achieve depth of color and a balance between shape and content. Iuliia Rokina received her BA and MFA degrees at the Art Ceramics and Glass Department of St.Petersburg State Academy of Arts and Design, Russia. She has participated in international group exhibitions, symposiums, and also has had solo exhibitions in Russia and Europe. Since 2013 Iuliia Rokina has been running the GRG design studio.

Artist Vera Golubeva successfully combines classical glass-working techniques with modern sculpture and graphic art. The main focus of her artistic research is the relationship between art and social, urban and natural environments. Her works have been exhibited internationally in group and solo exhibitions, and belong to private and museum collections. She graduated from St.Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design and now collaborates with the artist group GRG design studio.