JACOB GALLERY - Contemporary Art Gallery

Vladimir Kush

12" x 15"
Limited Edition Giclee Canvas: 325

The ocean: symbol of infinity. In ancient Indian myths, the ocean was a neverending entity from which originated the earth as well as the rest of the universe. Chaotic behaviour is characteristic of the ocean — the motion with which everything began. In this way, the undulating ocean resembles our subconsciousness — the source of our creativity. Our internal sight freely hovers over this limitless ocean, but returns to the finite by the smallest of margins. “The soul calls upon one to sense the world and beckons the abstract back to within the borders of reality from its unbound journey through infinity,” wrote German dramatist and poet Friedrich von Schiller Our perception of beauty originates from the combination of a strong harmonic start and the brute strength of chaos. The darkening blueness of the ocean approaching the horizon, a distant sailboat, and a ray slipping through the ripples on the water all intensify the painting’s motif of infinity and separation from human existence. Oh, no! This is not for humans. Ignorance and visions Are troubling us. Looking on the universe, we cannot envisage Infinity of time or space — galaxies, planets, stars. Uncertainties and doubts are oppressing us... (Arthur Rimbaud) The power of white-capped seas captivates, The flight of the soul is so much like the waves! But sooner or later we return To set our feet back on earth.


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