Biennale of street art "Artmossfera" presents the first solo exhibition of Katya Quel.
The exposition shows a series of works created especially for the exhibition in 2016. Each object reveals some personal experiences and internal problems of the artist. The works mix tenderness and kitsch with graffiti punk style. Quel: «The aim of the exhibition is to find yourself in the modern world, in reality in Moscow in that period of the formation of mixed gender, through the honest disclosure of my relationship to the world through objects. Having a lot of life stages of adolescent from the sucidal thoughts in the inner struggle with religious upbringing that demeans women; through the attempt to understand my own sexual orientation; through the male fascination with painting graffiti on trains; through associations myself with a ska rude girl; through hardcore and techno parties; through the jobs in glossy magazines and attending glamorous parties; through the interest in the last fashion trends, in contemporary arts and the Internet community, to 30 years, strangely enough, I only feel the increasing of teenage sense of protest in me. I notice that things around me and my personal outlook becomes closer to aesthetics of the younger generation who grown up in Vkontakte and Tumblr. I really appreciate a new aesthetics that called "softness as a weapon". This aesthetics is radically in the mood and disparages gender dogmas but it uses the style of pink girlish boudoir, an innocent victim, and gay kitsch coupled with feminist slogans and calls to break the patriarchal pattern. Within the framework of this exhibition, I would like to talk about the complexity of existence in the Russian society a girl with a rebellious heart, but fragile and romantic soul."