All Saints, oil
June 25, 2021
Paint & Pain, 40 x 50 cm
'Paint & Pain' is a play on words. The painting shows a metamorphosis of a tube of paint, squeezed out, and lips that show a facial expression. This piece is a part of the 'All Saints' exhibition (curator: Ilona Olkonen), as well as others presented below.
I reflect on the topic of women as an artist in the art world. Oksana says that being an artist is not easy, and being a woman artist is doubly easy. This is a path of sacrifice to art, which involves obstacles from the economic and family sides. But once you have made up your mind, then lie down on the "operating table" — a canvas, and be ready to show the insides.