Lo’s Appetite

Lo’s Appetite

Lo’s Appetite

Lo’s Appetite

Lo’s Appetite

Apetyt Lo
Magic Fingers, 100 × 150 cm, oil on canvas, 2018

Lo’s Appetite is a series of paintings based on stills from 1997 Adrian Lane’s Lolita movie. Back then when the movie was in the theaters, my mom forbade me to go. Instead, I bought and read the Nabokov’s book. It marked me for life. I also found out that playing the once-missed movie in the background helps me in focusing on my work. It was only fair to finally put it to the fore.

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, the Exhibit number one is my portrait photograph. Do you recognise a deadly little demon in the pair of eyes looking straight at you?

When you examine this gaze closely you may understand that I myself am a fuel of all my destructive desires. Guilty as charged. It’s me living with this hunger for as long as I remember. There is a missing part in my soul which origin is inaccessible to my conscious control. Mirroring this chuckhole, I keep looking into eyes of strangers searching for a replica of what I have lost. Psychoanalysis has taught us that when we fall in love we essentially recreate patterns learnt in the earliest childhood. Is this where my obsession begins? And how would it be to recognise a wanted element in the one face selected from all the others? Is there yet again a familiar story of ancient suffering there?

Lo's appetite, 50 × 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2018
Lo in the morning, 50 × 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2018
Nocturn II, 50 × 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2019
Braiding, 60 × 80 cm, oil on canvas, 2018
Going to bed, 60 × 80 cm, oil on canvas, 2018
August, 50 × 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2019
Lo's appetite, 50 × 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2019
Nocturn, 45 × 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2018
Spring, 70 × 150 cm, oil on canvas, 2019
On the road, 50 × 150 cm, oil on canvas, 2018
Tennis court II, 110 × 130 cm, oil on canvas, 2019
Tennis court, 90 × 120 cm, oil on canvas, 2018
Lolita, 70 × 150 cm, oil on canvas, 2017
Queen, 70 × 150 cm, oil on canvas, 2018
Milk shake, 70 × 100 cm, oil on canvas, 2018
Bunny, 110 × 130 cm, oil on canvas, 2018
Curling papers, 80 × 80 cm, oil on canvas, 2018

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