Iryna Zastavna “Ghena”

2020; canvas, oil; 100 x 80 cm

We remember all the cartoon and fairy tales characters from our childhood when they seemed to be more realistic than surrounding people. The picture refers us to such figure. The spontaneity and courage of the girl who hugs a real crocodile, accepting him as a cute and good friend – Crocodile Ghena from her favorite cartoon – is an irony and a small provocation, but a provocation for a smile and good memories.

About artist: Iryna Zastavna
Iryna Zastavna was born in Siauliai in 1963. She finished Kyiv Republican Art School in 1982. Iryna ended printmaking workshop practice and graduated from National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture in 1989. She lives and works in Kyiv.

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