Window To The Self

the Art of PapunaBersenadze 

hello 

  My name is Papuna Bersenadze  

     

      I'm from Georgia (republic of)...

      

          I've been living in/around Seattle since 2003, well, mostly living here.  I graduated from Central Washington University in Ellensburg - B.A. in political science, minor in philosophy... I was planning on becoming a lawyer... thinking about law schools, just didn't know which kind of law i wanted to practice .  Then I did a study abroad course in France for a semester ...

 

...I started painting sometime in the fall of 2008, in Ellensburg... Normal fall evening, just remembered smell of oil paint, and I was driving by the bookstore, so I thought, why not? & bought a moderate size (which means weird size, a size nobody ever makes frames for, as it turned out] canvas, a box of oil paint, and a couple of brushes... and in a few months, since oil paint does take considerable time to dry, my first painting was born -Paris- :       ----- >

 

      Nowadays I work mostly in Acrylics, b/c it dries much faster, and it's light and flexible allowing me to use it on any(most) surface(s)  ;) Like my computer, or car, or tennis racket, or whatever else...

 

 

... That flexibility magically allows paint-able surfaces to appear all around... 

                 

 

        If you look around the world you revolve in on daily basis, there are a lot plain "gray"(doesn't have to be gray, but one plain color) surfaces dotted all around, surfaces that don't get too much friction or touch, just decorative, in one color (which makes perfect sense in terms of mass production)... 

Most new designs of everything in our everyday life are what Billy Connolly refers to as "beige"; mass produced, cost effective, boring... Nothing unique, no individuality outside of the one provided to you by the 'multinational of your choice' whoever cross marketing with 'multinational of your choice' whichever... 

Why not liven things up a bit? 

Give things we use everyday some personality, some more color, some "zest", make your eyes happy by looking at complexity and diversity...  

  

~   With all this in mind, the whole "square canvas on the wall" business somehow seems Old school  ( ? )


  

    ~   I do still love the smell of oil paint... It's hard to stand the waiting for weeks for them to dry, they're difficult to work with, chemicals to use & mix, etc... But oil paintings have their special allure... because of the time they take, because of all the hurdles, each one is that much more significant... each one changes over time, the initial idea of an image changes as the physical paint takes shape, and the whole painting evolves as it happens... and that's the strength of oil, in it's texture... 

 

 

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