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An Ending, a Beginning Painting

Emila Sirakova


Painting, Enamel on Paper

Size: 39.4 W x 27.6 H x 2 D in

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I want to represent the various personalities that everyone has within himself and which are often in conflict with each other. The goat mask is part of my research about the old bulgarian traditions of "kukeri" - they are elaborately costumed Bulgarian men who perform traditional rituals intended to scare away evil spirits. In this work I put this mask in a feminine figure, because for me this is the most clearly expression of our subconscious.

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Multi-paneled Painting:Enamel on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:39.4 W x 27.6 H x 2 D in

Number of Panels:2

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Emila Sirakova was born in 1984 in Bulgaria and lives in Italy since 1994. She begin to drawing at 5 years old and from this point never stops. Through painting and performances, Emila faces and deepen the experience of the human body, as a projection of the being, vision of self and her own emotions. All the characters try to have an external look on themselves among so tense and twirled positions that could be turned into draconian emotions: all those moments when, crouched down, we think, overthink, try to forget or dream. In all those moments we just go numb: we loose contact with flash and bones and we try to touch that part of ourselves made of spirit, traces and gestures. Emila uses several layers of papers and strokes, blending them together as a stream of consciousness or memories. Not always clear, often nostalgic and dim, pale images and maniacally detailed particulars live together. Emila mostly depicts feminine figures, the subconscious, the primordial feminine origin, using them to spread all her dreams and projections. Sometimes pleasant, sometimes provocative or dark. In her last works, Emila develops the theme of drawing on draws: tattoos. Seen as a tale, a moment, like thoughts busting out from flash, with constant homage to famous artists and paintings which made art history. Another level of tale is the canvas: ancient used papers gathered from second hand markets. A sort of tale into the tale which shows us a world full of thoughts and dreamlike projections, brought back to us with vivid colors tied to the tattoo tradition’s inks, as the blue, red and black for bigger paintings.

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