Expressive Power of Fluid Acrylics - Art by Farida Korobova
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About the Event
“Exposed Nature: Expressive Power of Fluid Acrylics” - art show by Farida Korobova. The exhibit will run from December 17th, 2019 to January 30th, 2020. Please come and meet Farida at exhibit presentation on Friday, January 10th, 2020 at 7pm at Krug Community Circle.
Farida Korobova: "I cannot remember a time when I didn’t draw and paint. As a child, animals and nature were my all- time favorite subjects to admire and depict, and they remain today the biggest inspiration for my art. At the age of twelve, I entered an art school in Moscow and graduated five years later with an extensive knowledge of the history of the arts; my schooling also allowed me to develop many different styles and techniques in the fine arts and sculpture. These were tough times in Russia, and the social chaos and instability prevented me from even thinking of pursuing a career as a professional artist. Therefore I followed my second biggest passion and became a biology scientist, studying the intricate beauty of the smallest units of living creatures—cells. Looking through the microscope, I observed Nature as the greatest Artist—an Artist who has created fascinating formations that range in size from the mighty Himalayas to the smallest of molecules. For a long while, my favorite mediums were oils and watercolors, but recently I fell in love with acrylics and mixed medium, and I’m totally enchanted by the possibilities these paints present. Epoxy resin art is another medium that I have newly explored; it offers fantastic effects in color and depth. Merging these two mediums allowed me to move my art to another level, where I can combine fluid abstract backgrounds with realistic detailed brushwork. My works have been displayed and sold in the gallery run by the Palette and Chisel Art Academy in downtown Chicago, The Compassion Factory Gallery in Brookfield, and they are also part of private collections in the US and Canada. I find that one of the most precious gifts I have acquired is to be struck by the unexpected beauty in everyday things--like a reflection in a puddle on the road, or a crack in a wall, or the sudden splash of color in a window. The blessing I am thankful for is to be able to express this beauty through the colors and forms of my art."