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Painting: Acrylic on Canvas.
This artwork is from “Time” artworks series.
“Time” artworks series.
This series, by Tanya Vasilenko, is devoted to the very difficult to understand and philosophically inexhaustible phenomenon of time. The artwork fuses together the artist’s interpretation of time and her paradoxical use of techniques. Art, being in many respects the philosophical discipline that comprehends a person and their place in the flow of history, deals with the phenomenon of time constantly.
The basic periods in the history of human civilization - Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, and the New Age - are taken as style reference points. Each of these periods has its own understanding of time and its values, and therefore formed a certain personality, a true hero of their time. Such a person leaves a unique trace in the history of time. This does not happen by accident.
Since the time of St. Augustine, theologians have interpreted time as the carrier of the moral principle. This "rediscovery of time" as it is articulated in terms of moral responsibility represents a significant paradigm shift in the culture of the postmodern world.
This combination of time and space has the figurative expression of the round dial of a watch (a medieval ingenious invention!) in which all moments of time are present - the former, the future and the circle itself, as a symbol of eternal return. The moments of time are synthesized as a temporal sequence; perceived as pictures or frames of being. The sequence of the flow of time is reconstructed into a movie-like vision, projected onto the screen of consciousness. The human consciousness assigns its own set of rules and conditions to time, and really to eternity itself.
Somehow, we all have our own interpretation and vision of time. The artist leaves the viewer with this statement: "What is our time and who are we? We are what happens to us here and now.”
The painting has a heavy paint texture on the surface (a raised surface).