Nadia Ryzhakova


Mind the Carp (2013)

Digital painting on iPad with Brushes app.

My “Mind the Carp” was dedicated to 150 anniversary of London underground. It was noticed and published by London Evening Standard (Evening Standard, 10/01/13, p. 29, London). I see the London Underground as a subterranean world. iPainting shows a surreal vision of an underwater platform populated with shoals of commuter fish, passengers and workers of the London Tube with fish faces. Inspired by Oyster Cards, the London Underground ticketing system, the iPainting shows aquatic life using oysters as actual cards to access the platform.