Character No 5

“Character No 5”

Technique: Oil on paper

Original size: 68x98cm [86x115cm framed]

Framed size: 86x115cm

Theme: “Characters”

Solo exhibition in 1999 at Epohes Gallery

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original post 16.02.2012 • 13:11

Character No 5 in various frames or stretched canvas or simple art print, at Imagekind


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  1. “Flow”, well that sounds like one of the expressions I’m learning in Qi Gong! At my age, I’ve got to stay mobile! Now even that word (mobile) has come from looking at your painting. Marina, I love it 🌹😊🙋‍♂️

    • Awww… thank you so much!!! I kniw what you mean. I’m talking anything available to keep mobile from yoga to Wim Hof, all put in a Marina blender! 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

        • I think she said that because she knew that with this one and a couple others I didn’t want to part with, so she said that the god of artists keeps those from being sold. Of course… times they are changing as you say! 😉

          • If you don’t want to sell them the the gods are being good. It’s hard to part with your best work.

            • That one was my first solo and while getting ready for the opening it dawned on me that some of my paintings will no longer be with me. It’s a strange feeling. Gallery owner then said I could overprice a favorite or two but, as she predicted, they’re still with me. Nowadays I’m more accustomed with the procedure.

  2. 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!]

  3. 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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