Comes and goes II
Oil on linen 30cm x 40cm (unframed)
‘Comes and Goes II’ has floral elements inspired by Nature Morte traditions in art history, to keep reminding us about the cyclicity in nature, in life and about temporality and time-being.
‘Comes and Goes II’ is a representation of the artist’s own imagination as she merges memories from observation with personal life experiences. These emotions manifest themselves in layers of paint on canvas, a process that leads to a final result with some elements exposed and others that have vanished. Just as in nature, the life cycle constitutes a constant flow of change where the end of one thing is the beginning of another, the evolution of Charikov’s painting process does the same. While the representations of life and growth consume the composition of the work, we are left with the mystery of what else existed on the canvas that did not make it. Despite the floral abundance and the colors that give a sense of ease and comfort, the painting carries a more profound depth, an autobiographical element rooted in emotional loss.