"Vakna," a remarkable artwork from 2020 by Hrik
Echoing the sentiment of awakening, the title translates to "Awaken" in English. This masterpiece marks the culmination of "The Akashic Records" collection, a series of 20 artworks by the artist.
Originally conceived as a study of two eyes in close-up, "Vakna" evolved in unexpected and captivating ways. Hrik initially contemplated a fusion of realism and abstraction, envisioning one realistic eye and the other as a super abstract counterpart, even considering incorporating a Möbius strip. Yet, as artistic journeys often do, this painting charted its own course.
Ultimately, the expressive power of the eyes took precedence, with the rest of the face embracing a sketchy, rough texture. The infusion of green hues, a departure from the initial plan, breathed life into the composition and was a conscious choice to retain.
In a poignant moment, Hrik's wife pointed out the personal connection, exclaiming, "Hey, those are YOUR eyes!" This declaration reinforced the significance of the artwork, reflecting the artist's journey of personal transformation and newfound openness.
The artistic process held surprises of its own. A heartfelt interaction with Hrik's daughter led to the abandonment of an initially conceived idea involving Legos. The heartfelt words of a child led to a meaningful change in direction. Instead, a subtle Möbius strip on the frame further accentuates the themes of interconnectedness and discovery present in the artwork itself.
"Vakna" stands not just as an artwork, but as an experience encompassing awakening, transformation, and the dynamic interplay of artistic intent and serendipity. The frame, an integral part of the composition, accompanies the artwork, enriching its story. Embrace "Vakna" as an embodiment of introspection and the journey of artistic and personal revelation.
Acrylic paint and spray paint on canvas. Measuring 34x28cm incl frame.
This is a unique, one of a kind artwork, and comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.
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