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African QueenBy Mariia Raskin

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US$ 3,320



Acrylic, Acrylic, glass paint on canvas

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Dimensions: 50cm (H) x 50cm (W) x 4cm (D) / 19.7" (H) x 19.7" (W) x 1.6" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

As a child, I had a favorite pastime: I found familiar images of people, animals, or fairy-tale creatures in patterns on a wall plaster, tile, or other surface. These images became my friends and I came up with interesting stories that could happen to them. This artwork series is made on the same principle: mysterious portraits of people hidden in an abstract painting. This is something you won't see at the first glance.
I saw the image of an African woman almost immediately in abstract spots made in advance. I thought that it would be the Queen of the Night or an African Queen and added a few strokes to make the image more noticeable. Try to guess it in the picture! Once you have noticed it, you won't lose it anymore. The artwork can be hung in any direction, which you like more. Let the portrait of an African woman be our little secret...

Acrylic, glass paint on canvas, protective glossy varnish


Artist Profile

Born: 1979
Hometown: Mersin
Based in: Mersin

▶ Mariia Raskin is an abstract award-winning artist born in 1979 in Kazakhstan and currently Turkey-based.

Graduated with honors from Moscow Textile University in 2001 with a degree in fashion design, she had been changing many art-related professions: body- art master, make-up artist, shop window designer, graphic designer, fashion and book …


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