These works explore how apocalypse won’t happen at once everywhere. Some aspects of the apocalypse already happened in various places on Earth. I am exploring both the inevitability of death and human’s inability to empathetically grasp the pain of others.
In post-apocalyptic places on Earth, pain is unimaginably big and conserved within closed spaces. Empty hospital, abandoned wheelchair, devastated city - these store memories, emptiness and lifelessness. The graphic images below state unimagined terror on a canvas. Unfinished paintings are trying to create the state of helplessness and hopelessness in Ukraine. I am using oil paint with the aim to depersonalise experience and to make it fluid. Technique of big brushstrokes suggests unfinished, distorted, even sometimes ruined reality. Utilising a limited colour palette allows me to study darkness, hate, inner emptiness and hell. Spaces in the paintings operate with no people because it is assumed that there are no people left.