ABOUT A WORK
‘DECEMBER’ (painting) – created in 2019.
The work is part of the ’12 Months’ Cycle.
This mini-series was created in parallel with the work on A WALK IN THE DARK, dedicated to the circus, to explore the characters in more detail.
Each eye belongs to a hero and refers to a month, personifying it and as if it is peeping. Anomalies in anatomy are a reference to Polycoria, a rare feature of the eye. At first glance, a repulsive phenomenon, but such a metamorphosis is reminiscent of the versatility of the world, capable of a constant change of form.
Such unique transformations, looking not from this reality, are like superpowers. As if this is a reflection of a moment in history when familiar is gone and the very survival of the species is threatened.
But it is also the doubt that permeates science and art of our time.
Through these works, I reflected on the evolution of man, their possible internal changes and how they will experience the world, perhaps in the near future.
The painting ‘DECEMBER’ was presented at the solo show ‘A Walk in the Dark’ in Moscow in 2019.
Every painting is framed in wooden frames, hand-crafted in the ancient Japanese technique of shou sugi ban (charred). The frame is complemented by glass and a 3-step mount boards made of black foam cardboard.
MATERIALS AND SIZE
Oil on wooden panel.
⌀ 9 cm.
WHAT IS AN ORIGINAL
Original works are paintings / sketches / sculptures creates in a single edition.
Natalie does not create copies of works made even a very long time ago, so the owner of the original work can be sure of its uniqueness.
Regardless of the material of creation, the original painting should always be perceived as something extremely fragile and delicate.
We always try to place graphic works, as well as paintings created using water-dispersive paints under glass, as these materials are the least durable, especially if they are not painted on canvas / wood panel, but on paper.
As a standard, each graphic work is secured with a non-alkyd fixative and additional protection from UV rays to extend it’s life.
Try not to hang your originals in direct sunlight, find a cozy place for them in the house, where there will not be a lot of sun.
The painting has already been framed in a burnt wooden frame, covered with several layers of fixatives and fitted with glass and suspension on the back.
300 Х 300 Х 30 mm on the outside.
DELIVERY AND PACKAGING
Each original of a small size (up to 60 cm on the long side) is packed in a bubble wrap with fitted thick cardboard on the glass side (if it is already framed and glass is present).
Additionally, the originals are wrapped in black craft paper tied with black twine, sealed with a black sealing wax seal with silver overpaint.
We ship internationally.
Delivery of large works requires a special approach to shipping and packaging due to the greater weight and volume, as well as the larger glass area.
If the painting was made with oils on a stretcher or wooden panel, it always needs additional protection for the paint layer and the structure of the base, in which case the delivery is calculated separately, because most likely, there will be a need to create a rigid box for a specific painting (with additional weight and other dimensions). With this understanding we recommend DHL / UPS / FedEx services to accommodate with the shipping.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
Original works are always accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, created in English, the characteristics of the work and Natalie’s signature.