"I got a feeling, that I have forgotten something important. There is so much information and the buffer is so small. I was convinced that everything is stored somewhere. But where? First, I started looking for a storage device or link to take me to the information. The subject of hair has always fascinated me, especially after I dreamt a premonition of a girl with hair down to her heels who seemed to symbolize the light, cleanliness, and innocence of the world. From there on hair has been the focal point of my creative senses and has been seeking for a way out at every possible moment," says the artist about the conception of her new exhibition and adds: "In addition to the aesthetic side, the hair also interests me from its symbolic, anthropological, genealogical and communicative starting point – hair as intuitive antennae." "This exhibition forms a part of my hairy vision. Of all the layered fibers and recorded moments spatial and sensual collages and assemblies have reached form. By playing with one's subconscious, thoughts, and hair, I discovered that our bodies record a lot of the unnecessary and we forget that we should tidy up regularly and "take out the rubbish" – cleanse our system, delete unnecessary and unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and emotions said out loud and thought to oneself and notice more of the positive which brings joy to all of us" says Riina Varol about her creative process and essence of her exhibition.
Riina Varol is a photographic artist who on a daily basis is involved in portrait, fashion, and commercial photography. Equally to humans, she is interested in nature and the fusion of the natural and man-made. Riina compares the beauty of surface textures and color associations with music. In photography, she sees a possibility for a dialogue with the ambient – by attempting to reflect in her photos the better side of the world, she discovers something new about herself. After her personal exhibitions "Before Ground" and "10 Commandments", "Hairy Vision" is Riina Varol's third exhibition in addition to participation at several group exhibitions. "Hairy Vision" is a slightly surreal, fun, foolish, seeking and transforming, enchanted quest through collages layered by symbolic fragments towards photographic assembly.