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The sinister virus in the iceBy Palirina

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US$ 246



Acrylic, Acrylic, texture paste on canvas

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Dimensions: 40cm (H) x 40cm (W) x 1.6cm (D) / 15.7" (H) x 15.7" (W) x 0.6" (D)

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


This item ships from Belarus

Please note that this item is unframed and requires crating for shipment

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Artist Statement

Environmental Project "Save the Planet" is my ecological vision of some problems on Planet Earth: real and imaginary, urgent and pending in time. I believe that art can draw people's attention to these problems. And maybe even save our planet!

The inspiration for this painting was the TV series "Fortitude," in which a terrible and sinister ancient virus is released from the ice. Maybe this story looks like real sci-fi, but now there is a growing concern about melting ice and then something similar might happen. And it would be a real disaster for all life on the planet! The coronavirus already looks like a disaster and people still don't know exactly where it came from....

The painting is done with acrylic paints and with structural paste imitating ice.

The stamping technique used here is to use leftover paint from another painting. I call it waste-free technology and I love that as an ecologist, I do this.


Artist Profile

Born: 1982
Hometown: Minsk
Based in: Minsk

Irina Safronova, aka, Palirina is a Belarusian artist whose works are created spontaneously as a way to express the emotions that drive her in that particular moment. Her fluid abstracts use recycled painting in an aim to minimise waste and create eco-friendly art.

During her creative process, the artists enters a …


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