Artist's description:

This is the symbolic work in which I would like to draw a parallel between the Personality psychology and the Fine Art.
During the centuries people accessed to symbolism. The creation of symbols isn't accidentally. They reflect humans' feelings, a subconscious mind and they are generate complex associations.
The wide dissemination of images of different animals in religion and art in all times does not just accentuates the importance of this type of symbol - it shows how important it is for a person to present the instincts as an integral part of his life.
In primitive societies man turned to the image of animals, which was by a spirit of an animal and a terrifying demon for him. He feared and aspired to placate by sacrifices and rituals their fears. The image of Flies used to symbolized the power of the lower world, demons, evil spirits. In Christianity the symbol personified evil , epidemics, sins but in the Christian art if the Fly was depicted with the Goldfinch together, it represented the Saviour. That is, the animal itself is not good or bad, it is a part of nature.
Nowadays civilization alienates man from his natural essence more and more, as a consequence of this, people are displacing the instincts, unaccepted by society, creating a false image. Resulting from nature and the reason, the subconscious and the consciousness are forming a gap. This gap gives rise to one of the psychological problems - a split personality, which a modern man is suffering from. The necessary condition for a complete and a full life is to accept of the animal soul, as our ancestors did, otherwise repressed instincts can bend under self human, and even destroy it.
The represented image of the Fly, it is a portrait of repressed instincts which can absorb a human and even destroy it.

The work is presented in a graphical decision in the form of centric composition through the fragmentation on 9 canvases 70x70cm. The general format is 210x210cm

Materials used:

Ink, Oil

Fly (2016)


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This artwork is sold by Eliza Mamardashvili from Ukraine

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