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

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 80x106 cm (≈ 31x42 in) Year: 2019
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Liberalism

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

A twist in my sobriety 🙂 Not quite, this is just a continuation of my exploration of painting substance – the idea is to make an abstract painting figurative. Or to be more precise, to marry the two. Neither of the qualities no longer stands alone but is expanded by the other into a new semantic field, meaningfully distilled and coquetting with the visionary or the surreal.

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 85x85 cm (≈ 33x33 in) Year: 2018

Remember those clouds in comic books with thunders and hammers in them, depicting one’s anger? Well, that’s what I was aiming at, and an abstraction came naturally as a means to do it. I was never much inclined to abstract art, and even if I understood one’s desire to do an abstract painting I never understood the desire to do a hundred of them. However, I reconsidered this while making this one because, quite surprisingly, I found the process more or less the same as when doing a figurative painting, not at all fundamentally different in what matters as I expected. And since abstraction deals with more authentic levels of expression for which it takes less time to execute the gratification is more imminent. I’d even say it is more selfish because it takes only the artist into account. In the end, it was a fun thing to do, so I think I am going to do a whole series. Maybe even a hundred. After all, painting is a selfish business 🙂

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 85x85 cm (≈ 33x33 in) Year: 2018
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For painting's sake