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Artist's description:

The painting explores the nature of the love relationship between two girls. For me it is important to capture the living nature of things. Not only to accurately reproduce the external structure of the object, which is aimed at the eye, but to get into the soul of the existence of the image. Emancipation of the bodily principle through the comprehension of deep personal experience.

I used acrylic, gold leaf, gold and metallic paints as only with them I can do to achieve the desired effect of brightness, ricnhess, color intensity and lightness.

This painting was exhibited in New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Paris, Mumbai, Moscow.

The original painting was sold in 2012 to a private collector for $ 48,000.

Professor Dr Alexander Borovsky (Russian art historian; director of the Newest Trends Department at the State Russian Museum; curator of major contemporary art exhibitions) used this artwork as the title for his article about Daria Bagrintseva, for the 'Dialogue of the Arts' magazine .

This painting has become one of the symbols of the LIBERATED! project.

This project started in 2011 in partnership with State Russian Museum of St. Petersburg, Russia. It was dedicated to the grand idea of discovering personal freedom of expression, expanding horizons of the viewer in regards to passion and rich palette of all kinds of gender relationships, traditional and non-traditional alike.
But while we were preparing for the show the Russian Federation Supreme Court has issued a new law (code 6.21 and 148) prohibiting display and promotion of any materials pertaining to sexual minorities or with any LGBT context. The very paintings devoted to inner freedom became outlawed and criminal in their scope. It became impossible to display them in public.

I felt heartbroken every time I visited my studio where I kept my paintings, realizing nobody will ever see them as long as they remained in Russia.

I decided it was time to LIBERATE my art and move everything to the place where freedom of expression is protected by law and where people can just be themselves.
My journey led me to the city of Miami. Any language is welcome there, and the very essence of this place is art and freedom of expression. Creative energy is flowing throughout the whole city, and I immediately felt at home.

I believe no one has moral right to restrict an artist from respectful peaceful expression of personal feelings and beliefs, including those of sexual content. Art can be rated but not forbidden. I believe in personal freedoms, hence the name of my exhibit is LIBERATED. LIBERATED is a collection of paintings depicting and celebrating the pure act of Love. Pure Love has no gender preferences. Love transcends the Universe, manifesting itself in any form, shape or color.

Life cannot exist without Love. Life is Love.

Love is a feeling we can all relate to. I am so fortunate to be able to bring my art to the place of freedom and dignity. I feel LIBERATED and ready to create more.

Prof Dr Salvatore Russo says about my art: "Her painting is full of expressive and communicative force, ir's a set of meditations on liberating function of the color and drawing, on the power of a modern and refined figurative, to achieve the desired objective. The work of Daria Bagrintseva, strong of its beautiful handwriting and the intense chromaticism, moves within channels of visual and mental suggestions."

Materials used:

Acrylic and Gold Paint over giclee on canvas

The Kiss (Author's copy) (2016)


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