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Every painting or drawing, firstly, starts to exist as a mere idea. Some of ideas of this kind are condemned to not-being; others can endure at such a preliminary stage for years before coming to life, and there are a number of them that light up as if they were stars on the evening sky. On each occasion, the process is different and, to a certain degree, subconscious, although always motivated by your inner sense.
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Mythology & Literature
Mythological subjects or literature characters, as well as music, stimulate an artist’s imagination for their representational manifestation. This process is never ending since there can be as much representations of one and the same subject as thoughts and ideas on it, limited only, perhaps, to their actual implementation during the artist’s life. Narratives enrich our inner world with imagined stories, music powerfully affects our emotions, visual arts strike our perception. In the end, all forms of art become intertwined and influence one another, everything comes full circle. Here are my interpretations.
The contemplation of nature is one of the most fundamental attitude of a painter towards the world he or she surrounded by. It is a basic activity, which every human being begins to perform in the childhood, but in the case of artists it is, probably, more detailed and careful. It is the first magic of colours we witness. There is a lot of research to be done into the nature of inanimate things, which result to be full of life.
There are some illustrations inspired by fashion photography. I love that you can create your own story and a new atmosphere, rethinking the original concept put together by photographers, stylists, models, etc.