A Planetary Muse: Environmentalism through Artistic Channels

Eco-artist and Philanthropist Natalia Kapchuk’s latest series ‘The Lost Planet’ concluded its feature at India Art Fair 2022.

Natalia Kapchuk

For many gifted artists, Mother Nature has become a modern-day muse of sorts as her intrinsic beauty clashes with the current climate crisis, persistently painting a dim future for all of Earth’s inhabitants and for those to come. To this, experts foresee that culprits like rising temperatures will be the conduits that fuel environmental degradation, natural cataclysms, weather extremes, food and water insecurities — and sadly, that’s just the tip of the (melting) iceberg. Due to the imminent nature and severity of said consequences, the resounding message of awareness and sustainability is paramount to altering the trajectory humanity faces. For eco-artist and philanthropist Natalia Kapchuk, the urgency of this mission takes center stage as she views her passion for constructing captivating works of art as an opportunity to make a difference.

As intended, the artworks of Natalia Kapchuk address powerful subject matter that leaves a resonating message to observers. Depicted in her latest series, The Lost Planet (2021), Kapchuk illustrates the destructive forces of human activity and their impacts on the lands and waterways of our shared home.

Ice Shelter, 2020
Ice Shelter, 2020

The Lost Planet series has exhibited in numerous countries like the US, UAE, South Korea, and the UK where it made its debut last October. Adding to this list, select works from The Lost Planet by artist Natalia Kapchuk have journeyed to the beautiful landscapes of India for their participation at this year’s India Art Fair 2022. The artworks chosen were Ice Shelter (2020) and Heart of the Ocean (2021). In selecting these two works, the artist found it necessary to underscore the problem of increased global temperatures and their aftereffects.

Inspired by the remarkable Himalayan Mountains, also known as the world’s ‘Third Pole,’ Ice Shelter (2020) represents the fragility of glaciers in the Himalayas, which are melting at an unprecedented rate. Such an increase in melting speed causes several dangers like flooding, electrical shortages, and the destruction of crops, disrupting the lives of the nearly two billion people living in the surrounding areas.

Heart of the Ocean, 2021
Heart of the Ocean, 2021

Similarly, Heart of the Ocean (2021) also focuses on the growing concern of rising temperatures. In its creation, artist Natalia Kapchuk depicts the horrifying outcomes left for future generations, emphasizing the importance of preserving our precious “kingdoms of polar ice.” Kapchuk asserts that implementing protective actions requires immediate attention to avert threats of coastal changes, floods, and further disasters.

“My sole aim as an artist is to inspire humanity to reflect on their actions towards nature, preserving its resources while protecting all living creatures. Through collective measures, we as humans, corporations, and political governments can contribute to preserving this precious home for future generations”– Artist, Natalia Kapchuk

Both pieces utilize a unique technique of fiberglass construction and chrome elements in their creation, perfect for drawing observers to their necessary subject matter.

With the completion of her works at this year’s India Art Fair, the next destination for The Lost Planet series by artist Natalia Kapchuk will be its return to the United Arab Emirates of Dubai for a personal exhibition at the prominent ME Dubai Hotel, the magnum opus of famed architect Zaha Hadid.

To learn more about the artist, visit her website at https://kapchukart.com @kapchukart

Material provided by the press office of Natalia Kapchuk at FprBuro Communications Agency.

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