The colors in Viktoria Prischedko’s watercolor paintings correspond to the emotional state of the scene
What is art? What is a painting? Why do artists paint? Such questions arose early while I was studying at the Academy of Fine Arts of Kiev, Ukraine. To me, painting means learning to focus and a yearning to understand. With time a painter improves his or her technique and tries to develop his or her own style, but subconsciously there always remains the quest for understanding.
Essentially, my paintings are about visibility (making the invisible visible.) Invisibility is hard to grasp. Is everything we see real? If so, how do we express this emotionally? Whenever I decide to represent something on paper, I choose elements I care about. For my work, the real world is not significant but my thoughts surrounding this reality are real. Expressing thoughts is difficult but transposing ideas and feelings to paper is not necessarily easier. Of course, there are things we all see and recognize in a similar manner. They, however, are being blurred through thoughts, feelings, emotions and actual situations. My paintings are actually an illusion about real depictions veiled but recognizable elsewhere.
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August - September 2019