In this series of stylized self-portraits, Katerina Belkina explores the expressive force of her artistic heroes Lempicka , Picasso, Degas, Malevich and Klimt (to name but a few). She pays homage to these artists with a combination of photography, painting and extensive digital manipulation.

She sees a major creative force in the tension and interaction between painter and model. Apart from identifying with her masters – in which she explores her role and being as a visual artist – she also puts herself in the place of the artist’s model, thereby allowing to not only become a spectator, but also a player in this exchange.

— LensCulture