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Painting: Oil on Canvas.
I am very interested in connection, and I believe it is what we live for. It makes me also interested in its opponents- disconnection, conflict, generally in everything that divides us. I guess it is my attempt to make a certain diagnosis for the society we live in. However, I never paint a specific event. During the process of painting, everything becomes universal. Going deeper to the core, finally I just want to deal with an essence of everything- with people and their capacity for expansion and contraction, with brightness and darkness of the human nature.
The painting "Secret Garden" is one of the few artworks I have been developing over a long period of time. I felt it was crucial for my artistic growth to take time and slowly build something new, make some new steps, open new doors in my art.
The artwork is my attempt to create a space which will feel like an essence of the human being. These is the struggle, as well as optimism, these is a downfall, as well as growing and even jumping. I would say that a certain peace and joy are to be found within the painting, but you can definitely see uneasiness, demons, drowning. All together, I wanted this chaos to work as one, exactly like the life itself, exactly like the human nature.
As all artworks from the series "Bodyscapes", Secret Garden is also inspired by Michelangelo's "Last Judgement", as well as old masters in general.
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