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Expanding Conventional Boundaries

Expanding Conventional Boundaries


I work somewhere between painting and sculpture which I call three dimensional paintings and where I expand the conventional boundaries of the media. Art for me is the principal, connecting link between the concrete world—LIFE—and the illusory one.


It reflects especially in my latest works under a theme “Letter to You…” where I express my thoughts in Swedish, Russian, and English, and put it in writing on my paintings, sculptures and installations. My works reflect not only the splashes of emotions like despair, suffering, delight, and recklessness but also the movement of LOVE… SPIRITUALITY… TIME…


Since my mother died suddenly I have been able to work through sorrow with the help of my painting. This short step between life and death sharpened my awareness of the existential issues of life, and my subjects took on an ethereal aspect in the form of contemporary “icons.”

Images and words by Ludmila Pawlowska.

Seen above top (and on front-page mastheads): “Mirror of Your Soul”; Middle: “Why?”; and Bottom: “Crucifixion.”

“Icons in Transformation,” by Ludmila Pawlowska, is currently on exhibit at Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati and will run through June 2011.


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