Original Art Gallery

The Kiss


Oil on canvas


H 70cm x W 50cm


Stretched canvas  |  Unframed

Says Maria Kostareva of her painting The Kiss: “Sometimes to express something significant, a minimum of words is enough. This painting is a kind of tightrope walk between figurative painting and abstraction.”

Maria says of her series of urban moments: “It seems to me that when everyday spaces within a city become so utilitarian and impersonal, a place for the person themselves is paradoxically liberated. When you do not need to think about how to cross the street safely, you can devote those minutes to anything you like. If you switch off the automatic mode of repetitive actions, you can start to pay attention to visual images around you.

“I see my work as an example of such a way of existence in the city. When planning the movements around the city requires little mental effort, you suddenly notice how shadows are beautifully refracted at midday or how a fleeting silhouette appears on the window glass. By its supposed detachment the city spaces allow a person to return to themselves.”

Signed on back

Out of stock

SKU: MK17 Categories: ,
Framing + Shipping Information

Shipping and insurance is $69. Ships from Sydney. Delivery estimate is 1-2 weeks.

Free Sydney North Shore pick-up available. Choose FREE SYDNEY PICK-UP and checkout. Please Contact Us to arrange.

This work is stretched but unframed. Custom framing available. Contact Us to enquire about custom framing.

International shipping available. Contact Us for a quotation.

Wishlist 0
Continue Shopping