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Dancing crossroads from the "Province" series

Painting, 2015, 47.3×58.5×0.1 cm

Description of the artwork «Dancing crossroads from the "Province" series»

Painting "Dancing Crossroads" belongs to my series of works "Province". In this cycle of paintings, there are canvases depicting the places of my city, where I was born, spent my childhood, grew up and still live in this area. The canvas depicts a cityscape located not far from my house, this is the intersection of Vesennyaya and Vysokovoltnaya streets. Since childhood, I have been walking in these places with the boys. When I wrote the canvas, I tried to recreate the feeling of childhood memories, when everything around seemed like a fairy tale. Especially in winter! Winter with its snow patterns turned ordinary streets, houses, traffic lights into a magical world. There is not a single straight line in the picture - all the outlines have been turned by me into patterns, ornamentalism is my style.

The original title of the picture was "Dancing Traffic Lights", as they turn into living beings for me. They stood still for so long that they decided to take a walk, their legs grew and they began their journey along slippery roads, crossing the intersection. In the distance you can see the bus leaving in the distance. He drives up to the Ryazan Patterns bus stop - another plot from my series of paintings "The Province".

In the plot of "Dancing Crossroads" everything is turned into a fairy tale: a bus leaving into the distance turns into a fabulous carriage from "Cinderella" by Charles Perrault, traffic lights are similar to "Nutcrackers" from Tchaikovsky's ballet based on Hoffmann's fairy tale "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King". I turned the power transmission tower on Vysokovoltnaya Street into the Eiffel Tower (you can see it in the distance of the composition).

In the future, several years later, several more traffic lights were installed at this intersection. So, my picture was embodied in reality and partly became her prediction ...
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