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Graphics, 2022, 30×28 cm

Description of the artwork «Inaction»

I've never drawn anything for a contest before, but I liked the "artist at work" theme. I drew myself at the window with a glove lamp, and a few other bulbs. The work is about a pensive state, where I'm not drawing, but observing, and in style like my series of graphic works about the city about dreams.
I always liked V. S. Chuikov's idea that an artist's head works 99 percent and his hand only one percent. I also remember him saying that it was absurd to compare artists. Well, how can you compare completely different people who each have their own style? Another thing is if you take an art institution where you have certain tendencies for how you should draw, and everyone sticks to them, differing little from one another. But that's boring! It's better if everyone does something different. And I absolutely agree with that!
The artist at work, as I see it? It seems to me to be a person in a certain state, in a kind of belonging, in the observation of his feelings and what is going on around him. The night before yesterday, I went for a walk, it was raining, it was dark. At one house someone was playing a trumpet in the window, the curtains were drawn, and a little dog was barking and a child was crying, not even crying, but a kind of grunting. Occasionally someone would pass by, go into the entryway, open the yellow stair light and immediately hide it with a door, next to which rainwater was running down a pipe. Upstairs, on the second floor of the staircase, a different light was green, and on the third, a pinkish light. Apparently, different lights screwed in, probably on purpose that I was passing by, here hung out for a few minutes. near the playground - one empty wooden bench in the rain droplets, which continued to drip under the light of the lamp. I should have taken a picture, but didn't have a phone. and good. every time the interesting state of immersion in what is happening goes away when you start to do an action that does not create, but rather destroys that moment. Sometimes I think the creative state is more like inaction and no work here. But, this is my vision from the day before yesterday, maybe tomorrow I will see/think differently at all.
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Art form: Graphics

Date of creation: 2022

Size: 30×28 cm

Location: Maria Fetisova

City: Moscow