character #20

Character #20” – 1999 © marina kanavaki

Technique: Acrylic & Ink on paper

Original size: 9x14cm

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


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  1. To me those eyes are accusing those who won´t let the mouth speak! Disturbing and ambiguous in one way, confident and grounded in another! Strong work!!

  2. There aren’t many blogs where you can just visit and roam around. Always I find new paintings and forms. Often I return to old familiar ones. Always a pleasure

  3. Lovely! Great portrayal of the stifled voice. But the eyes don’t seem sad though, just defiant! It must amuse you no end to read all these interpretations 😀

  4. I have seen nail biting draw blood before. Could be much turmoil going on inside.
    It’s interesting how things we have seen in the past influence our interpretation.
    Well done, Marina…very powerful!

  5. Saw this just after posting about my wild strawberry stained lips – sad to hear that it’s blood instead – powerful expression carried by intuitive line…

  6. Is this what happens when you can you are not aloud to speak or have freedoms to talk about your views? That is what I see. Very striking.

  7. A very powerful image. Clearly it evokes different responses from different observers. But one thing we each share- we can’t take our eyes away from this haunting image.


  8. OOppss … I believe I’m seeing something different than the others.
    It looks like a man who was a litle too frorward with someone he just
    met. She did not like it. hahaha – perhaps not. ~~~ : – )
    It does look terrific on the t – shirts. i love the one with long sleeves
    because there is a partial image creatin dialog.
    Very nice again, Marina.

  9. To me, her beautiful lipstick has smeared from a delicious kiss with her lover – a stolen moment in a hectic day. It’s fascinating how we all see different stories, isn’t it?!

  10. Another cool character. My first impression was “I’m sorry about the bloody nose” My second impression was having a handful of strawberries smashed into my mouth faster than I could eat them and seeing them ooze through the fingers. Now that sounds good. 😉 Have a great day my friend.

    • Ah, thank you so much Terry! Strawberries do sound very nice but your first guess was closer! “Blood” for not being able to speak. You too have a wonderful day!

  11. Hi Marina,

    Picasso-esque! I think the red (makeup?) smear introduces a whole new emotional dimension, and I always admire your simplicity of line.

  12. Well this face is interesting with it’s bloody hand over it’s shocked, or ut-oh face. I also think it will be a big seller in your store. 🙂

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