(Image: Simona Ruscheva, out, 2012, Oil on Canvas, 50 X 70 X 2 Centimeters; © Simona Ruscheva)
Simona Ruscheva (b. 1989, Yambol, Bulgaria)
I have always been fascinated by horned animals, especially goats, occurring mostly as part of occult rituals and for me they have always had some ethereal and peculiar radiation, as they belong to something slightly different from our world. So this feeling combined with my endless love to human body, as perfect as it is, comes out from me as an eternal energy flow between these two life forms.
Ever since inception of man, life has been referred to a God-like existence, each containing a part of the universe, and this part is the sacred astral inhabiting our bodies during our stay. As an energy none of this is lost, it simply reincarnates and continues its eternal journey. In my works I always try to picture this concept, painting both men and animal skulls or antlers in a symbiotic co-existence, recreating the initial energy of construction.
I am constantly trying to find a way to express my views in different ways, experimenting with colors and composition. Most of all I use contrast and very bright colors in opposite of the theme, which may seem dark. In such way I try to achieve balance between the subject, my painting technique and the feeling.
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