LISTEN TO THE SILENCE
Listen to The Silence. Silence is far beyond of just a quietness or absence of any noise. Silence is Space. It is Space where everything was born and everything came from. It is Space where everything is happening and where Your Consciousness integrates with the Source of all Creation, the Source out of which all Creation arises.
I paint Silence as a symbol of harmony, clarity, purity and connection with the Universe. I believe that Silence is a Harmony and Music of the Universe, this is why I title this series of works as musical compositions – Silence, Opus 1, - Opus 2, - Opus 3 and so on... as long as I am blessed to sensor this Music from the Source of Creation and conduct it onto my paintings.
When we are in silence we are in tune with the Universe and can hear and feel all the vibrations of the world, and even vibrations of the Future and Past. There are too many words and verbal litters in the world – listen to The Silence, listen to the World, listen to your Soul. ARINA
...Powerful iconic face - the scale and use of colour move it away from the 17th Century to the 21st century...Peter Monkman, Artist, Winner of BP Portrait Award -2009
(The full essay is below)
Silence, Opus 3, Oil on linen, 110 x 145 cm, 2009
Shortlisted (Top 100) for BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, UK, 2009
'Silence, Opus 3' by ARINA has been through the second round of
selection for the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in 2009
among 100 works selected out of nearly 1900 submissions on the second day of
judging that is the point at which the judges make their very final selection
of 56 paintings for the exhibition.
Silence, Opus 2, Oil on linen, 150 x 170 cm, 2008
Silence, Opus 2, Oil on linen, 76 x 122 cm, 2007
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