"When Russia attacked Ukraine on the night of 24th February 2022, I was devastated for various reasons, including personal ones. Photographs of the war, depicting scenes of devastation and mutilated body parts, swiftly circulated on social media, laying bare the grim realities of conflict. These images profoundly shocked me, prompting me to channel my emotions into acrylic painting on paper, where I aimed to portray these mutilated body parts. However, my intention was not to create realistic images; instead, I opted for a form of geometric abstraction. To achieve the cubic effect, I digitally manipulated and then transposed my cubic forms from my Figures series onto paper."—Ilya Yod.