On the packing table

Two paintings (oil on paper) from my Diary of Wishful Tendencies collection have found a new home in the United Kingdom. Here they (Mood #34 and Mood #35) are on the packing table – all ready to be carefully packaged for international shipping. The buyer will provide the frames but

Entering the Empty Space

After personal tragedy arrives the realization that nothing, nothing, nothing is ever going to be the same again. There’s a period of enforced reflection. A time to consider how on earth can I cope with the devastating effects of what happened? How could life possibly become liveable again? It’s a

Art as a mirror of society

My goal as an artist is to explore what makes people do the things they do and act the way they act. People have always been the major inspiration for my work. In particular striving to portray the private expressions behind the public faces. The particular themes that intrigue me

Black Lives Matter: history keeps repeating

I was living in the USA when the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri occurred in August 2014. Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer Darren Wilson, leading to widespread unrest. The police established curfews and deployed riot squads to maintain order. According to media reports, there was reactionary

Colours … part of the art creation process

Some thoughts in the morning. What is a painting? For me – the result of a process. What I really enjoy is the art creation process. Subject, art technique, colours. I make cards of colour combinations (lots of them – great process), and then studies (recently about 150 pieces, I

My studio

Just another day … starting very early in the morning in my studio … after a cappuccino and a cigarette … … and here’s the colour palette for today … working further on the Diary of Wishful Tendencies collection … today it’s going to be on canvas not paper …

My Diary of Wishful Tendencies
Artist statement

Many of you have expressed surprise at how drastically my Diary of Wishful Tendencies work differs from what came before. Let me try to explain …. I have always been driven by looking on to a subject of interest … from a voyeuristic viewpoint … observing, following, reacting on that

Catachreza series of paintings: review

Larissa Eremeeva’s paintings from her Catachreza series are an attempt by the artist to control and manage a world of her own making. It’s as if she’s making pictures in order to reaffirm herself, to create an illusion of calmness and serenity in a world gone mad. In each of

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