Painting – Grandfather’s Cherry Tree
Painter – Viktória Rampal Dzurenko
size = 90*120*0.5 cm
STYLE OF PAINTING: My painting Grandfather’s Cherry tree is painted using oil colors while brushing and making it into different visible and invisible layers and shades making each stroke of color thicker to have motion and three-dimensional effect for me. Through layering the colors I am trying to evoke emotional play of free spirit of nature.
ABOUT PAINTING: This painting is inspired from my childhood memories of my Grandfather’s colorful garden where I use to play a lot, I was mesmerized of fresh shiny bright red colors of the cherries which were playing with the green shades of the leaves in the light. I loved the cherry tree alot and I use to climb and spend lot of time sitting on its branches, eating juicy cherries and seeing the sky with birds. I was and I am impressed with the spirit of the nature and that’s why I decided to paint it now, when my Grandfather and his cherry tree are very old and I am not able to visit them so often, especially now when our freedom due to pandemic situation is also limited.
MY BACK THOUGHT: In my work I always want to express that painting is not just a painting but its journey inside and how the things appear, and it is breaking the possible illusion which is around us and I am trying to break that illusion, to understand and see through the layers of my existence. For me the expression and experience of layering of colors, is not just formal style but it is my spiritual approach that who are we, it is my inner belief and how the world is consisted, layer by layer and how we see it. It has visible and invisible layers and still invisible layers are influencing the visible ones.
So when I am painting, I put different layers of colors through each other. In my painting, I feel every stroke of colors are vibrating and bringing relationships between each other and through each other with specific connection. For me, each brush stroke matters. While painting, I make many of such strokes to get my inner feelings in form of painting. So when I paint, I am not trying to follow the rules of realism, I am completely building a new complex world of each painting through layers of colors, their shades and texture of the layers. I believe that every moment and even the smallest moments of our existence matters, so even simple glimpse of the branches of cherry tree moving with wind, has its complex meaning and reason to be there and to impact our being in present and to be remembered.