Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 67x67 cm (≈ 26x26 in) Year: 2019

This one started out as the fall of Icarus consideration, but I decided to broaden its meaning. I am particularly satisfied with how it turned out – painting flowers, butterflies, puppies and, obviously, feathers is not something I am inclined to do. I tried not to paint it beautifully (as if this were a problem :)) and I think it is precisely this that differentiates the work from what would otherwise undoubtedly turn out to be a kitsch. It also accentuates the said brokenness.

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 67x67 cm (≈ 26x26 in) Year: 2019

Be it himself or be it the environment, man cannot but be a man, and his nature is to want.

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 92x92 cm (≈ 36x36 in) Year: 2019

A stylistic-conceptual blend between Out of the blue and Migration micro-series. The effect of massive work migrations will eventually hit the country’s head, and it will hit like a hammer. As with everything, the failure to acknowledge a problem and act upon it can only make it more severe.

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 92x92 cm (≈ 36x36 in) Year: 2019

The work uses a chess problem where 8 queens are placed on the board and none of them is in direct line of fire of any of the others to illustrate the nuclear powers’ Mexican standoff. Any (reckless) move leads to a dark scenario appropriately called MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction). What is at the stake is nothing less but life itself.

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 134x67 cm (≈ 53x26 in) Year: 2019

Another view on migration, this time with the feeling of homesickness or missing, accentuated by the focal area of the work being in the first panel, to which eye always comes back to. The pursuit of happiness is an instinct shared by all, and it rarely comes without a price.

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 92x92 cm (≈ 36x36 in) Year: 2019

The sky is willing, but man has other plans. Never before in the history has life been more valued, and at the same time what sustains it more lightly.

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 92x92 cm (≈ 36x36 in) Year: 2019

To say that pedophilic clergy are “tools of Satan” in the 21st century is either bigoted or intentionally misleading. Aside the fact that we’re told by this Dark ages narrative to neglect reason, it proves to show that no institution is corruption vaccinated and understresses the need for re-evaluation of world views and various systems governing it.

Being a lifelong Iron Maiden fan I decided to make this one as a tribute to their music and excellent artworks from Derek Riggs, both of which made a lasting impact on me – one of the devils is loosely based on one appearing on their “The number of the beast” album cover.

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 85x85 cm (≈ 33x33 in) Year: 2019

I started listening to 60s music lately, it clearly elevates my mood. I can imagine people playing it having big broad smiles while doing it. This isn’t the case nowadays. People are now generally more resistant to stimuli, be it the good or the bad. This is a state of acute indifference, leading to alienation from the world, leading to sadness and leading lastly to an ill humanity. What does it take to notice that it’s raining outside? Two-headed cats and dogs, no less!

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 85x85 cm (≈ 33x33 in) Year: 2019

Brain is wired into thinking it knows something when it actually does not. According to Brain games TV series my son watches many people find it difficult i.e. to explain how a simple zip works, or whatever else we take for granted. While it may have had evolutionary sense or reason to develop this way, it doesn’t change the fact that we’re not always as smart as we think. “Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto!”

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 85x85 cm (≈ 33x33 in) Year: 2019

“All games contain the idea of death” – Jim Morrison
On the surface level this really might seem as a humorous depiction of the above mentioned quote, but when one asks who plays the game humor becomes inappropriate. Haven’t we all at some point felt like some mad golfer’s amusement?

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Liberalism