Katia Lifshin (b.1993) is a Ukraine-born Israeli artist. With her blue and green color palette she creates a different reality, in which there is room for surreal elements, and the focus and attention is on the characters' feelings and identity. The dreamlike world of the naive teens and young girls is full of mystery and symbols like checkered floors, spirals, rings of light, and poodles. The characters often face some sort of inner conflict and the dogs who often accompany the characters, act as an extension of their emotions. Their world is full of grass, dark blue skies and landscapes stretching far away, and there is always tension between the checkered floors and the landscapes, representing uncertainty, mystery, the unknown.