Irina is interested in the peculiar, the strange, what is not easily accessible in a society saturated with information. She draws her inspiration from dreams, transformed memories, materials diverted from their usual function, less accessible worlds - such as the subconscious or seabed, which references can be found in many of her works. With a kinship to artists exploring our contemporaneity from a biological and molecular view, Irina uses materiality (the physical properties of materials) as a starting point of investigation. For her sculptural and installation works, she manipulates a large range of materials, from the synthetic to the mineral, the organic to the vegetal, both dead and living bodies.
Irina has previously worked as a mediator after her law degree in Paris, for which she also studied conflict resolution in Israel. This influenced her awareness of power relations, social structures, and conflict dynamics. Her art addresses these issues by creating experiences of communion transcending cultural, psychological and physical barriers.