My visual art has always been the attempt to bring to the surface hidden movements of my soul, dark corners of my mind.

“This also explains why I use mostly black and white paint in my work – as a metaphor of a moonlight shining through the darkest hour of the night of the soul. I started thinking on a bigger scale, expanding my knowledge to the works of C. G. Jung and his idea of individuation. This was the moment I started to work mostly on a large scale paintings, seeing each painting as a small individual universe, that invites the viewer to reflect and dwell in its void.”

“I believe in transformative powers of art and this is why I like to challenge the viewer with the symbolism and questions that might invoke curiosity and reflection. I also believe in the spiritual role of art and the spiritual role of an artist being a priest of the collective unconscious. I believe that spirituality of Self can be the key to the global changes and transformation of the society we live in.“

First being noticed among the most promising painters at Berliner Liste 2014, her artistic journey took her to Amsterdam, Budapest, Paris, Los Angeles and of course, Berlin exhibiting her signature large scale paintings, featuring the cyber avant-garde portraits and visionary statements about liberation, feminism, evolving mind, human consciousness and spirituality. During her life long interest in psychology and master studies in psychoanalysis she has researched and developed her own concept of reality that stands between the science and mysticism and is breaking the boundaries of what contemporary artist is or should be, seeing the therapeutic priest role of the artist as well as seeing the artistic path as a way of enlightenment leading to the truth, humanism and universal love. Learn more about her philosophy in this 12 min talk at CreativeMornings Berlin.

About the speaker

Vera Kochubey has left her successful journalist career in Moscow and moved to Berlin to establish herself as a visual and performance artist six years ago. First being noticed among the most promising painters at BERLINER LISTE 2014, her artistic journey took her to Amsterdam, Budapest, Paris, Los Angeles and of course, Berlin exhibiting her signature large scale paintings, featuring the cyber avant-garde portraits and visionary statements about liberation, feminism, evolving mind, human consciousness and spirituality. During her life long interest in psychology and Master studies in Psychoanalysis she has researched and developed her own concept of reality that stands between the science and mysticism and is breaking the boundaries of what contemporary artist is or should be, seeing the therapeutic priest role of the artist as well as seeing the artistic path as a way of enlightenment leading to the TRUTH, HUMANISM and UNIVERSAL LOVE.

Vera on Instagram: www.instagram.com/verakochubey Vera on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kochubeyart

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