Oil & Blood

Oil & Blood is a series of 14 graphic works executed by Rabota during March 2022. We were going to continue graphic research inspired by Henri Bergson’s Creative Evolution, but the beginning of work on the series coincided with the attack of the Russian army on Ukraine, and all the enormity of this war broke into our work and filled every moment of being, becoming the obvious motive for the entire series. The unbearability of this moment breaks through impotence and frustration into the movement of a graphic tool that leaves black marks on white paper. The dynamics of black and white reflect the event of war as an absolute evil.