In this work the painting of a picture is represented in several overlapping spaces. The painter, whom we see at work on the right, is also a character of the picture already painted on the left – the artist’s favourite principle of “a painting inside a painting” is used. In between them is an image of a woman leaning down to smell a flower – a metaphor of nature. She is the artist’s object of observation, his attempt to perceive her shape by subtle brushstrokes on the canvas. Thus, the creative process is supplemented by emotional romantic connotations. In the composition loaded with symbols reality and its representation intermingle.
Image rights: The Rooster Gallery
About Andrius Zakarauskas
Lithuanian, b. 1982, based in Vilnius, Vilnius County, Lithuania