About the piece
In this gray ordinary world one man decided to celebrate the most ordinary moment of his life. In his ordinary flat he sat down on his ordinary chair and started laughing. He began carefully, his laughter wasn’t natural. He looked in the mirror and he saw a very awkward and confused reflection. It was silly. He continued to laugh but now he was laughing at his reflection.
Suddenly, his feelings changed. Laughing at himself became a very entertaining thing to do. He was laughing and laughing and his belly was shaking. He couldn’t catch his breath. He heard that his neighbor is laughing through the wall. It became even funnier for the man.
At that time his laughter was his weapon. And he was a warrior of the bright emotions. He looked around, his eyes were watering because of happy tears. Everything changed around him. And his flat wasn’t ordinary anymore. And
He was truly happy. And this happiness came from one small celebration with laughter.
About the artist
Natalia Marinych was born and raised in a creative family in Saint-Petersburg (Russia). She made her first strokes when she was 8 years old and couldn't stop after. Marinych's interest in the world of art was inspired by her grandmother who was a talented nature artist. Marinych remembers, we started early and, step by step, she patiently taught me in my art education. She showed me everything I know now about beauty, sensitivity, humanity and joy. If there is no joy, I can't work at all. Marinych's practice is based on oil finding. Through different stages of her art education the artist also tried acrylic, gouache, ink and other water-based medias, but finally she stopped on oil painting.
She believes that the strokes of oil paint create an incredible versatility and depth of colour on canvas. Natalia Marinych paints in realism and abstract styles. She doesn't have any particular topic in her works, though nowadays there are 5 different sections in her gallery: animals & birds, flowers & plants, landscapes & sea & sky, people & portraits, still life. She explains this diversity of subjects, I don't have any specific subject in my art and I seriously doubt I will ever settle down. There's too much out there to paint to commit to just one subject. Russian artist spends her free time educating herself through reading, meditation, observation and practice.
She travels a lot to learn more about the world and show this knowledge in her artworks. To remember exactly what she felt in the new country, Marinych draws pictures on spot. That is why in her luggage there is always place for small canvas and oil dyes. Marinych participates in the international competitions and exhibitions all over the world. Her artworks stay in the private collections in South Korea, The UK, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Spain, France and Russia.