'The Sleeping' - by Yiannis Nikou
The “World of Angels Cycle”
With the theme titled “ The world of Angels” I attempted, by means of
my “artistic license ”, to personify and thus give a human shape to a
dimension which is, in axiomatic terms, distant and transcendental. An
ancient symbol, which can be found in many religious beliefs as well in
ancient legends of civilizations.
An unseen, mystic world, wears our familiar form with its weaknesses
and passions ...The egocentricity, lust, deceit, the negative elements of
human nature, created an opportunity for me to bridge the real with
the transcendental world, and to use the painted image to depict the
first fall of man. Angels which are capable of seduction and yet
vulnerable, infected by our touch...
On the other hand, they always remain the messengers of Another
World and they maintain their metaphysical identity. So, I present
them grieving, sympathizing with the course of Humanity, observing
and punishing the choices of mortals like severe Judges, aloof and
dreadful, as they were meant to be...
Location: UK, Russia
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