In my painting activities I try to show the mechanisms related to existence of the dark side of personality. The achetypal shadow is located in our subconscious – it’s a disposition of the animal side of human nature. The shadow relates to emotions, instincts and behaviours which we are afraid of or ashamed; which we try to suppress because they are not socially accepted. The women from my compositions do everyday activities: tidy up, file their fingernails. Thanks to that an artificial and illusionary order is created. The atmosphere I create is dense, impenetrable and even suffocating. The faces of my characters are always hidden while their bodies are usually exposed. It seems to me that the body is kind of an universal element. I want to avoid specific or individual characterisctics therefore I give up portraying the face.
oil paints, turpentine, linseed oil, varnish matt