Comes and goes I
Oil on linen 30cm x 40cm (unframed)
'Comes and Goes I’ - They come and go; similarly like memories of an event, but they are there for a reason: to guide you, teach you, to love you, to break you, to leave and find you.
‘Comes and Goes I’ 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. And while the Earth tones of the vertical stripes in the background are layered with representations of life and growth, we are still 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.