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"From the first days, myself and everyone I know gave everything they had in favor of the army. It's very strange for me from ordinary life to sponsor weapons, but now we all support the heroes who stand between us and destruction. Now every weapon, every body armor or first aid kit for a soldier is the best gift in the world. We all seem to have merged into one organism - one huge archetypal Kozak, who will protect his land and fight evil. My fish in the picture had to wear a khaki suit to survive and protect their home. A funny moment: when I was painting, a shadow fell on the picture from a plant that stands on a cabinet by the window, and I just circled this shadow with paint. It seemed to me important to capture that we are not attacking, we are defending ourselves, protecting our lives, our cities, our villages, our nature. Yes, we are in khaki, but on Victory Day we will gladly take it off and put on the costumes of gardeners, artists, managers, workers and housewives." ~Daria Zaseda
Artist

Daria Zaseda is a prizewinning artist from Ukraine whose works have been featured in solo and group shows internationally. Working in mixed media, Zaseda focuses on women as one of her primary subjects in painting, finding purpose in revealing their psychological and social contexts layer by layer. Her work is characterized by this femininity and a great attention to detail through the use of intricate patterns in ink surrounding her subject.

Adelman Fine Art is pleased to represent Daria Zaseda and share her talent with collectors worldwide.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I always wanted to paint. But I wanted to do it in a modern way: I thought over my dream lazily, passively and even timidly. Why timidly? Because the following thoughts always flashed: “how can you paint! People spend all their lives to learn to do it…”, “no one starts at 36”, “you won’t like it”, “ you won’t manage it”, etc. So I kept on dreaming until one day of March 19, 2015, when I came to an art supply store and asked “Give me everything I need for oil painting”. Since then, my life has changed once and for all. I am a self-taught artist and I started very late, so I realized that I needed to study and work several times harder than those who gained an art education. Today all my life without the rest is painting.
Topics
Being an artist, I constantly move from one interesting object to another, learning and trying to convey the learned ones. I tried to express different directions and subjects of contemporary and fine art on canvas, but two issues always remain interesting for me, changing only the form – the possibilities of colors and …women. Color in my works – God and Lord, only with it, without additional forms, I can say about happiness and pain, depression or delight. I am convinced that today the art is excessively attached to the words, exhaustively explaining the viewer the essence of works and leaving the viewer no room for inner spiritual work, which he or she invariably does when trying to make their own judgment towards the picture. That is why I often prefer to talk simply with color, not prompting the viewer “the right” answers on questions “what is this work about?”. The search for color combinations, my own color mixtures, new meanings of old color palettes – these are my tasks for the coming years of work and my main ambition as an artist.
Women are the ones I never get tired of “talking” about in my paintings. The theme of the woman and her self-awareness in the psychological and social context is my “onion”, where I carefully peel layer by layer, wanting to reach the very core. A beautiful woman, a sad woman, a suffering woman, a woman in search, a witch woman, a mother woman…thousands of ways to say the word woman, thousands of ways to fill this word with meanings on canvas. I am convinced that nothing in the modern world requires more attention than the search for woman’s self-identification, the revelation of woman’s potential and the art can make a serious contribution to this study.
Media
I have works that are made with acrylic, enamel pint, coal, ink, watercolor and other materials, but oil is a kind of paint which expressiveness cannot overshadow any other material for me. Oil is similar to my favorite element – water: it can be soft and hard, gentle and sharp, bright spot and subtle hint of color.
Technique
I prefer an expressionist approach in my works: emotional, honest, sharp, so the palette knife is the best tool for my self-expression. Of course, I have works done with brushes or even fingers, but my signature artistic handwriting is presented by large strokes and color transitions created with my palette knife.
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