I WANT TO INVITE YOU ON A QUEST...OF ART
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I paint, make films and write to invite people on a creative quest. The process holds the key. Through video and words I can take others on a journey from sketch to reality.

Just like a spy, I secretly investigate anything extraordinary, anything that gives away the truth of this world as a realm full of miracles, questions and mysteries - a place to transcend. I bring this fleeting evidence into the light of day as paintings. I see how this strange and dangerous journey strikes a chord, breaks the chain and suddenly reminds people of who they truly are: limitless creative souls imagining this world.

Painting and a viewer become juxtaposed mirrors, taking soul home to infinity.

OUR JOURNEY IS ENTIRELY IMAGINARY

WHICH IS ITS STRENGTH
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
French novelist
Inessa Garder is a Russian-born painter who travels the world, uniting cultures through art. Growing up in Novosibirsk, Siberia, the vast white canvas of Russian winter made her long to see the world in all its colours and cultures.

She began her career as an architect in Milan, then Moscow and subsequently in London. In 2016, she entered a group exhibition, TRIBE #16, in London with her City Stream Series inspired by the frequent change of capitals. She went on exhibiting in London with Focus LDN "Londoner's Compass" and TRIBE #17, exploring the urban environment and social narrative of London. This inexhaustible city gave her a start as an artist as well as an obsession with contemporary painting techniques: mixing them together and inventing the new ones.

In 2019, Inessa traveled to India to study yoga and meditation only to find it was the very source of the concept of unity that she had been looking for through the lens of art. Her Indian project, Ganga Aarti, mixed painting and film to inspire people to be who they truly are. It was exhibited during the Rishikesh International Film Festival in March 2020 in India.