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Protector Painting

Simona Ruscheva

United Kingdom

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 27.6 W x 31.5 H x 1.6 D in

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This work is inspired by a very mystical Bulgarian festival, where people wear special costumes and perform specific rituals. It is believed that by doing so they scare away the evil spirits. They are usually dressed with sheep skins, wear various animal masks and look grotesque, but I have instead taken the mask off. I also wanted to experiment more with the colours and using bright green hues rather than dark background.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:27.6 W x 31.5 H x 1.6 D in

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I am a contemporary figurative artist, based in London, UK. Being an immigrant has a huge influence on my work, as my way of staying connected to my culture is directly through my works. I explore various subjects from Bulgarian folklore and heritage, using very traditional elements and objects, such as embroidery and pottery designs, with mythological themes and universal symbols. I implement and transform ideas from different rituals and fables to create a contemporary interpretation of my culture, emphasising on the mystical and esoteric aspect of it. With my works I want to strengthen and expand people`s awareness of the still existing cultural diversity in a current world setting, where globalisation is the new trend. With ethnicity being melted down, I consider it really important to acknowledge and preserve our own heritage.

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