PERMACRISIS 2022 is a series of mixed media artworks created by L.Christeseva in the United States during fall of 2022.


I haven’t read the latest news. I just couldn’t. The war in Ukraine continues, and it is difficult to anticipate all the damages: children who have never met their fathers, women who lost their sons in the war. Such uncertainty and anguish of life during wartime are lonely and painful experiences, full of fear and unfulfilled dreams. While these stories are dreadful, I approach the latest news with yellow, pink, and blue colors.

Several layers of paint have transformed recent events into random words. Tearing down the remnants of information, I send my prayers to my numerous friends around the world—Iran, Ukraine, Belarus, and many other countries.

Art has always been a way for me to understand and support others. PERMACRISIS 2022 is designed to bring hope and optimism. The canvases are dynamic, offering a balance between uncertainty and hope, enabled through the consistent process of demolishing the latest news with different colors. How can we support each other towards peace and freedom? Can colors show a way away from grief and death? Is there a way?

Artist and curator: L.Christeseva