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Acrylic, Acrylic on canvas

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Dimensions: 100cm (H) x 120cm (W) x 0.3cm (D) / 39.4" (H) x 47.2" (W) x 0.12" (D)

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Artist Statement

This Art - work is part of the project "Archivarius".

The paint is made in the author's technique of painting by Vasili Zianko based acrylic painting on canvas using a variety of textures, washes, the finest glazing, volumetric contours.

The snake as a symbol is represented in almost all mythologies, and is associated with fertility, earth, female productive force, water, rain, on the one hand, and the hearth, fire (especially heavenly), as well as the male fertilizing principle, on the other. A coiled snake is identified with the cycle of phenomena. The meaning of the Snake is multi-valued and universal: it personifies the solar and lunar principles, male and female, death and rebirth, good and evil, wisdom and blind passion, healing and poison, the eternal cycle of centuries, continuity, the cycle of decay and reunification. One of the most common meanings of the snake is that it serves as a symbol of energy and strength (both creative and destructive). The wave-like moving snake - an image that is present in almost all cultures - has always correlated with time and continuous movement. The hourglass is a symbol of mortality and the inexorable flow of time. The sand itself is a symbol of the multitude. The picture intertwines innumerable symbolism of the versatility and ambiguity of life manifestations, the fluidity of time and events, diametricality and unity, predestination, but also the inevitable flexibility of the future...


Artist Profile

Born: 1977
Hometown: Wien
Based in: Wien (GKZ90001)

Vasili Zianko was born on November 8th, 1977, in Stolbcy (Belarus)
1989 - 1996 - attended Belarusian Art Lyceum (nowadays - Ivan Akhremchik art gymnasium-college)
2006 - Graduated from Belarusian State Academy of Arts, faculty of Design and Decorative and Applied Arts.
Since 2009 - member of Belarusian Artist Union, since 2011 …


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