Botanic Garden. oil on carbord. 2001. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
Botanic Garden. oil on carbord. 2001. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
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Prague. oil on carbord. 1999. 24x16in. (60x40 cm)
Prague. oil on carbord. 1999. 24x16in. (60x40 cm)
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Cyprus#2. oil on carbord. 1998. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
Cyprus#2. oil on carbord. 1998. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
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Cyprus#1. oil on carbord. 1998. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
Cyprus#1. oil on carbord. 1998. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
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Cyprus#3. oil on carbord. 1998. 16x16in. (40x40cm)
Cyprus#3. oil on carbord. 1998. 16x16in. (40x40cm)
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Syria#1. oil on carbord. 2000. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
Syria#1. oil on carbord. 2000. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
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Syria#2. oil on carbord. 2000. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
Syria#2. oil on carbord. 2000. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
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Syria#5. oil on carbord. 2000. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
Syria#5. oil on carbord. 2000. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
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Syria#3. oil on carbord. 2000. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
Syria#3. oil on carbord. 2000. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
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Syria#4. oil on carbord. 2000. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
Syria#4. oil on carbord. 2000. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
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India#6. oil on carbord. 2003. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
India#6. oil on carbord. 2003. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
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India#5. oil on carbord. 2003. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
India#5. oil on carbord. 2003. 16x24in. (40x60 cm)
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Under the Southern Sun

 

From 1998 to 2004 I traveled to Cyprus, Syria, India, China, Italy and Czech. I painted on plain air. It was exploration of exotic and immediate encounter and interaction with the world. My most memorable trip was in Syria in 2000. I was there for five months; I called home every two weeks for five minutes from the post office and it was like from other side of the moon. People looked at me and I was for them just a foreigner. That was the time when I discovered that we learn about ourselves through the others' view on us. I could not read my reflection in their eyes, they knew nothing about me, and I found out that I also did not know myself.