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Purple Dawn

MARIA KOSTAREVA

AU$1,900

Oil on canvas

50cm H x 60cm W

2021

One-of-a-kind

Unframed


Says Maria of her works: “I aim to create works that are both lyrical, powerful, and deceptively simple. For this I use laconic composition in which immersive space captures the figure. In this series the distinction between water, forest or room space becomes irrelevant. The empty landscape and the sunlit room are equally poetic and precious to me. Subdued, as if suspended, painting is derived from a sense of the dramatic. Often composition of works appears rich and agile, but then calm in their dense asceticism never losing their energetic feeling.

By creating a collection of images, I strive for the crystallisation of the moment. My goal is not to lock in a state or situation, but rather to convey the fragility and fluidity of its every facet. These works reflect many references – images from family photos, visual impressions from walks and watched films, fleeting charm with light and colour. I would like these paintings to be perceived as open, like poetry, where the image created by the author is only a guiding thread for the reader, but its endpoint is not defined. Through fluid figurative painting, I propose not escapism, but a journey.”

 

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