Arina Gordienko painting 'After You' is Second Prize Winner

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Arina Gordienko painting 'After You' is Second Prize Winner

01 January, 2021 to 31 January, 2021


International Artist Magazine, issue 136, December/January 2021

ARC Associate Living Master Arina Gordienko’s painting ‘After You’, oil on Belgian linen, 48” x 36”, 2020 is the Second Prize Winner at the Favourite Subjects international painting competition of the International Artist magazine in USA. It has been published with one page publication at the December / January 2021 issue n 136 of the International Artist magazine. This Award-Winning painting will also be featured in the American Art Collector magazine with two pages publication and interview.

Arina shared a story behind her work: ‘Wind...Uncertainty... Detachment...I was working on this painting during the long weeks of lockdown isolation. I think lots of people had their mood down and felt depressed and lonely. Maybe lots of people had the same thoughts as me - what if we all wiped off from the Earth by this pandemic virus?...what we leave behind?...what is left after us?...after you?...an empty wooden stretcher with no canvas on it because there is nobody left to paint a new work on it?...your phone charger?...a daylight bulb from your studio?...hipster sunglasses?... For how long we are here?...Is there any time left to paint a new work?... I don’t know. Nature is powerful and it will take over empty places and still be there as beautiful and wild as ever. I guess that Anthropocene, as a temporarily attempt to dominate, will be assimilated by nature as a weird and inevitably disappearing part of it.’