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Painting: Oil on Canvas.
A woman always attracts a man. Her forms are fascinating. The same as a dream attracts people. The images we see in dreams are sometimes no less attractive. A sleeping woman combines both. She is perfect. She is what she is, what she should be. With no masks or games. She is pure subconsciousness. Soul in a beautiful, perfect body. I do think that a sleeping woman is a woman how she was conceived by God. Sleep removes any sign of transitory existence. At this moment she could be only admired, only loved.
In my long search I was looking for the best solution to convey this feeling. What I have found, is not a perfect reflection of what it actually is. Art will never be able to surpass the reality. What I have found is only a fraction of perfection. But, nonetheless, finding this fraction is already a great joy.
What is the most perfect work of art? A blank canvas. Unsullied, virginal, innocent. Like a child. Or like an innocent girl? One can draw anything on it. It can be marred, turned into a lifeless dullness. Or it can become a masterpiece that will be admired through the centuries. A blank canvas is the beginning; it is a house where we shall return someday. This is perfection, because any perfection returns to the beginning.
A sleeping girl is a blank canvas. When she wakes up her day may be made happy and her heart filled with joy of creation. Or you may make her miserable painting her image with the paints of your fears and prejudices.
In my series "The Sleeping"(12 works) sleeping girls are left blank canvas as a symbol of purity and harmony - a symbol of perfection. The background surrounding them is full of interweaving patterns and bright, sometimes poisonous, colours that is created only in order to emphasize this purity, as well as to convey brightness of dreams for some or temptations of the everyday life for the others. After all, life is real only in our inner world. All that surrounding us shimmers with colours of temptation and illusion.
In most works there is also a central detail in the form of an apple or a pomegranate. In each case, it has its own meaning, but right now I'd rather refrain from analyzing this. In any work there must be something unsaid - something to be thought about. I would like to intrigue my viewers a little bit, to give them some food for thought. I hope that I have managed it to some extent.
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