A Railway Nocturne VII Painting by Marta Zamarska

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Painting: Oil on Canvas.

oil on linen canvas

The inspiration for my works derives from the railway and the journey. The journey is the epitomy of searching, introspection, discovering the inner self. The sentimental element is also crucial here. My passion for railway has gradually evolved into a fascinating experience. I have been observing it to become more mature, changing its shapes, conquering new territories, exploring the unknown. The urge to discover new paths is more and more alluring. I am aware of that, it is no longer just an impulse, some unknown force that pushes you forward. Yet, this nonverbal, undefinable element is still an indispensable part of this journey, thus making it unique. I only know the first and the last station, and sometimes even the last station remains a mystery. What seems to be meticulously planned, each single minute taken into account, might become an improvisation, a journey to the unknown, a variation on …
The strangers that share the same compartment of time and place may suddenly become somebody close. The atmosphere and the conditions are encouraging to start a conversation. The passangers realize that it is the first and the last time they meet co-passangers, which makes them more open. They show you the intimate baggage of experience. They get off the train at the next station and what is left is just a trace, memory, but in most cases we forget about them very quickly.
The mechanism of building the relations between the passangers is what interests me most. One may listen to the conversations, pretending not to hear anything. One may join the conversation, or just be a neutral observer, creating the identity of passangers on the basis of a few sentences, clothes, gestures, looks...





A Railway Nocturne VII

Marta Zamarska


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