There’s a human being inside there

Canvas/oil paints, acrylic; mixed technique  2023

Losing oneself in the flow of information. To me, both myself and those around me are like a substance with human characteristics. There may be many or few of them, but emotions are always preserved within them.

In this series, I explore human nature and society amidst internal conflict, placing a special emphasis on the emotions tied to historical deformation, especially during periods of armed conflict. To some extent, I underscore the tragedy and complexity of human existence when the internal world grapples with external challenges and collective trauma. Nevertheless, hope persists because a portion always transforms into «angels — saviors» or simply into resilient luminous beings.

The images I depict serve as a personal exploration and observation of varying degrees of anxiety, solitude, and tranquility.