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Red Moments

Red Moments

Red Moments Of My Life

Feb.04 2010
Oil on canvas
65 x 81 cm
Lima, Peru

O.K.:
There are a lot of self-portraits appeared between 2005-2010. Red-haired girl is always like a mirror with life, thoughts & feelings of painter. Those continuing series of portraits shows changes in the artist’s life. It is like a time line with images.
*Red moments…* includes A lot of red color, probably the name is coming from this point. Red is a color of Passion, main feeling of her life.
Hair is red and has an unusual shape. It tells how many feelings, thoughts, colors are born and live in her mind now. Different ideas appeared in her mind and ask to go outside, to canvas, to life. Anyway same as every where in her works there is an unchanged personage – sky. Which is broken in many pieces here between this huge red masses. One piece of sky is set in the cage. Strong but fragile figure of red-haired girl gently holds this cage. Carefully and carelessly in same moment. Upper hand puts cage on risk and lower hand is ready to rescue it in any moment. I remember * Freedom in the cage* of 2005 with cage filled of lonely sky. Here in *Red moments…* sky is not that lonely but with two little birds inside of the cage. And lower hand is ready to take care of this little pair of birds. It seems she is intending to save them and their love at anytime…

Y.K. :
This portrait is a first work which beginning this series.
I was reviewing the works I’ve done during the recent period of my life and I came to point – I’m feeling pretty enough (even: ENOUGH) of Blue Color. Middle 2008 till Fall 2009 – period I am talking about. I was thinking why “Blue” is dominant. Well the point I guess is clear when I feel not good = I am feeling “Blue” and just transmit it on canvas. I check works of 2007 – and same thing is there. Period of my life when I am feeling “blue” – sad, bored, not ok, life is seemed stopped in strange hung condition, nothing happened or at least not what I wanted to happen, and yada yada yada…
Ok so for this moment I was thinking that I am pretty ready to change blue to whatever… And then I decided to set me a couple of portraits painted each one in special color gamma… So this one is supposed to be red, however I had doubts. Idea came to my mind to paint girl with huge hair bunch on her head ( inspiration for that came from many historical movies I watched…) I was going to search for photo references of that hair style, but it came to me itself… ( latinstock perú – facebook page)

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I am sure I am not alone here with finding exactly necessary things when they are on my mind… Or seeing that people are working on same ideas exactly in that very moment. I usually explain it as: Ideas are floating in the air up there somewhere in the atmosphere and we have access to it. But just some of us are using that information.

I began to work on it, but still had hesitation about background. It didn’t take me too long to find out what I can do with it…

Also I was using here a 3D effect of painting hair. So this canvas CAN’T ever be rolled.

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Lover of Coffee

Lover of Coffee

Lover of Coffee

“Lover of Coffee”
Feb. 27 2010
30 x 90 cm
Lima, Peru

O.K. :
Still-life really reminds me the scene of the “Alice in Wonderland”, when it’s always 6.00 p.m. and it’s always the time for tea. And we understand – the painter is that Alice, but now she’s grown up. We see she is not a little girl. Now she has much necessary deals & businesses; mac, iphone tell us about serious part of our Alice. Because of it cups of tea and coffee were not removed and are standing here in disorder. Anyway we see that Alice is funny, playful and inside her soul she still is a little girl. It;s signified by the picture of Bard Simpson.
However some sad thoughts come to our mind. We see that time is stopped for our Alice right now. And it’s always 6.00 p.m., and it’s always time for tea now. Anyway this Painting has a lot of red color. It is full of it. Red that is passion, and it is clear that it is prevailing in soul of Alice. So we understand all what she does, she is doing with a passion. And because of it we really believe that red will win and time to tea will pass soon.

Y.K.
Time to time I was thinking on painting still-life on a long skinny canvas. First I did it in “And there was a morning…” Then as you all may know I have an addiction on previewing photos (art photos in generally). My boyfriend visited Buenos Aires last year (summer time) and met one young photographer Lola Beltrán. So I came across her blog & was inspired by one bar table photo-shot.

After that I was reviewing this idea in my mind. And also was searching on other different details I may use in it…
…Ok, open one my secret: I have a special folder “Ideas” on my mac with many other sub-folders: such as “Coffee Break” (a raw name of this still-life), one of folders just misc. (with interesting inspiring things), folder BGs with interesting view. So some of them are exact ideas, another just interesting thing, objects, views. I keep pictures as taken by me as by others…
So on Dec. I decided to begin this work. I made a sketch on canvas, so all objects were set on their place ( not about coffee beans, this cute smelled detail appeared on the final days. The only thing I couldn’t figured out what should go on the sketch (sheet of paper). So i left it for a while for thinking…
On the end of January I decided to come back to it, however I still were worried about this paper-sheet. And cups were so distracted. Those day on my daily sketches you might see a cups of coffee.
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It was one of solutions for a paper sheet… However I changed it. Before the final day of painting I had a strange mood. And for changing it put one of discs of Simpsons series to watch, laugh, relax and think in other way… The phrase “Eat My Shorts” I knew for a long time… but that day I found this phrase represented my mood. It even was a name of My Mood for that day… So I decided to put it in there.

Lines of me

Lines of me

Lines Of Me

The most recent painting. 40 x 40 cm.

Lines of Me - photo original

Here a photo of the still-life.

Beginning first day.

First day as i left it till second day…

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