Vira Yakymchuk

 

We are living in a hard time - a period of the materialism, capitalism, momentary pleasures and in the extreme individualism. It is an era on which the outrageous becomes " the new normal " and our capacity to get shocked by the tragic events becomes muted. Crisis prevails, new problems arise and a careless policy syncs into a society inured to the ruthless, immoral behaviour which we are experiencing and reading every single day about that. A global epidemic has taken hold of our society: the indifference to suffer and need of others. One of the main objectives of my paintings is to show dualism between the chaos and perfection symmetry and in the sometimes I am trying to reflect our emotions.

Compelled by this reality, I create an art that questions has problems, reflects on our lack of social awareness and compassionate action. I think and feel that the people's soul and sensibilities of prettiness, purity and harmony of a millennia-old vision spring to nature. It is the origin and basis of life , of being. Much of what we live and experience is today , in the truest sense of the unnatural word.

My images that arise as a result of a constant internal process, thoughts and feelings that wants to be expressed. By my work I am trying to reflect reality like a dream, which is also a reflection of real life which we live in and feel. Sensations, images, ideas, concepts, thoughts, emotions and feelings reflects objective reality experiences. They express a subjective attitude of humans to objects and phenomena of reality. My images inspire small associations with everyday of life. They allow captured, "torn" penetration into the world beyond the limits of distractions, dependencies, speeches, materials persecutions and actions.

Where the balance of illusion and reality is in equality, there arises the peace that brings us to freedom. We are with love can make the most beautiful dreams, then the dreams can grow up within soul, then to become the supreme factor which determines the meaning of a person's life. We are all capable of the great change and emotional transition. And I think the products develop from the chosen theme and the image of the living, coming from everything here and now. Ideally, everything happens, the person who seems to be, and I am as an artist in harmony with the mood, environment, nature and subject of the image.

Nature that awakens our souls to the vast inner freedom, allows us to give up time and space. It is a powerful source of knowledge, which through communication reveals its secrets to a person and makes it more sensitive to the world around him/her. After all, a person's ability to see around him/her, makes a perfect peace in his/her soul and a sense of oneness with nature, helps to understand himself/herself and others better.

By my works, I seek to reveal the invisible to the eyes of the indifferent person: the need and thirst for a social changing. At the beginning, my soul deeply touched the harmony and beauty of the modern. On the screens of Pre-Raphaelites and Symbolists, I again found many elements of my feelings. To paint is to reflect and to collect my feelings and anothes feelings and memories, and to see what further insights I may glean from them. I want to stop time for people to let them bask in the eternity of the present moment, and to celebrate it. The themes of the images, which, first of all, my picture, finally find their fulfillment in my painting. In my paintings, the image of the visible is only an environment for the transfer of symbols of a deeper reality.


Vira Yakymchuk

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