character #5

“Character #5” 1999 © marina kanavaki

Technique: Oil on paper

Original size: 68x98cm [86x115cm framed]

from M.K. solo exhibition in 1999 at Epohes Gallery: “CHARACTERS”

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[museum quality printing and framing]


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  1. Had I not learned some important mind/body exercises over the past couple of years, I may have had a different interpretation. But I thought of “flow” psychology, which I was taught as being immersed in something (you enjoy) so much that you are oblivious to everything else. This can be a form of meditation, which I have found useful for me. So, I saw this painting as someone remaining focused, immersed and meditative amidst chaos. Perhaps I’m way out in left field?
    Lovely art regardless! It makes you think.

    • “…focused, immersed and meditative amidst chaos”, my dear if I wanted to describe my work, I don’t think I could have said it any better! I’m overwhelmed by your thoughts and I agree. Thank you! [I look forward to your next meditation …outcome!]

  2. I will be honest, this one puzzles me, Marina. That being said, I like that. 🙂 As always, there is such elegance to your work, and as long as i looked this, I could not figure out what it meant to me. Which is fascinating. There is busy in the narrow line, and then calm in the thicker line. The calm is on the bottom, but the busy is on top. Kind of like life. Even among the busy times, it’s good to be calm at your heart.

    There, I figured it out. That’s what it means to me. 🙂 Love it!

    • Katie, I don’t know what to say! To begin with, thank you for taking the effort! I can see that! This is actually a “dialogue” between 2 faces [front: charcoal, profile: red line]. But then that’s just the description. It shouldn’t alter your view of it, should it?! [Not to mention that I like a lot & appreciate what it meant to you!]

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