3rd year exhibition

Hello!

I know I promised to write more, but, looking back, we all should have known it was wishful thinking at best and a straightforward lie at worst. Knowing myself, I was lying to myself.

Anyway, here’re most works from my end-of-the-year exhibition. I was pretty happy about them in the beginning but began questioning myself about 2 minutes into my evaluation. Apparently, some teachers do not believe in helping students. They would prefer degrading them and humiliating them while talking trash about their work and personality. Teaching is overrated, right guys? But it’s ok, at least no yelling this year šŸ˜› This is Bezalel Academy for you.

 

My exhibition was about memories from my childhood before coming to Israel. I chose this subject after realizing that I had no really happy childhood memories after we left Russia, even if Israel was a better place at the time.

All the works are Monotypes. The picture quality isn’t the best this time but oh well..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s it šŸ™‚ I hope you enjoyed this despite the poor quality!

 

-Masha

Dream Sequence

I have finally finished a piece! I’m very happy with it and I’m planning on starting a series with it, consisting of smaller paintings and another 1 or 3 paintings the same size (haven’t decided yet). I called this work (or rather, the series) “Dream Sequence”. It’s watercolor and about 60×40 cm.

This is going to be a long one

First of all, I’d like to introduce “Untitled” – 100×70, watercolors on paper.

What I love about this one is theĀ earrings. They looked like coffee beans/pokeballs and were made from white gold with some kind of a stone in the middle. They were stolen when my parents’ apartment was broken into.

It was a bit modified lately due to being given to a charity auction. I hope it’s alright since the humidity has been doing awful things to my watercolors :/

 

Next one is “Open” – don’t remember its size, but it’s a bit smaller than the one above. Pastels, oil chalk and acrylics.

 

The following works were made for an Illustration class:

Both are versions of an illustration forĀ Hitchcock’s “Birds”.

This is an exercise with hybrids – a lizard crossed with a key-chain harmonica.

The four works above are illustrations for a letter I wrote to my shoes. I will NOT post it. Lithography.

 

The next picture is a personal favorite. It was made for a friend’s brother’s birthday. Watercolors.

 

That’s it with pictures! I have two stories to upload but that will wait. Have to go back to reading material for my Archaeology lesson ;D

Suffocation

It’s the continuing piece to the one in my previous post, talking about practically the same concept of isolation, suffocation, being unable to connect or relate to your surroundings.

Apathy

Here’sĀ  the first work on my theme this year. I chose to talk about teenagers, about the questions of existence that come to bother many in that age – do I exist? Does anything? And if I do, does it matter?

This subject is a very close matter to me and I feel very strongly about it. Even though I don’t agree with my teenage thoughts, sometimes I still find myself questioning my existence. I think it comes from the modern, post-modern and post-post-modern approach that everything was done before, “I” was done before and everybody can be replaced by someone exactly the same if not even much much better.

I chose to deliver this subjects through paintings/drawings of teenagers that give an apathetic feeling, not creating eye-contact, completely absorbed in themselves, both making you question your being there and questioning their existence themselves.

Pen, marker, crayons and pastels.
106.5×92.5 cm

Ars Poetica

I made a new piece for a contest held on dA. It’s about my feeling of godliness when creating something. I really like the style of work I used and how free you can get with this medium. This work isn’t as free as I’d like it ideally to be, but it’s for a contest so it’s as free as possible.

Shadow

So here, I’m uploading the last work I had to present this semester at school. We had to make a painting on the subject of “shadow”. I decided to use this opportunity and paint a self portrait, since I had a canvas solely for that cause. Oils on canvas:

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