Iryna Vorona, born in 1987, is an artist born and working in Ukraine. Vorona received her Master’s degree from the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts in Croatia. Vorona considers her art as a kind of combination of realism and fantasy, because she draws inspiration from her contact with the environment and because it all passes through her imagination. She tries to combine form and ideas into a harmonious unity.
During Vorona’s KulttuuriKauppila residency, she created a new series of impressionistic works of art, entitled Finland – I see you. The core concept of her project was to feel the soul and spirit of Finland through colour and materials. The video installation Hypnotic Drops by Pavlo Baltaziuk, Vorona’s partner, was presented during the exhibition. This installation introduced the project Time Feeling, which was realised in Norway during the artist’s stay at the International Residency – Kunstnarhuset Messen during December 2017 and January 2018. Iryna Vorona also hosted an Impressionistic Psychological Self Portrait masterclass at KulttuuriKauppila.