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Ukrainian artists: Marina Skugareva


There are moments in life when our fear is such that we scramble for ways of taming it, in the hope that this crippling fear will somehow dissolve. And when we feel at our most powerless, all sorts of coping mechanisms kick in as we go down unexplored avenues trying to believe we can do something, anything, This is one of those moments.


Me, I turn to art, like I always do. So today I'd like to showcase the work of Marina Skugareva, born in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1962. I don't know much about her or her creative practice, but I liked the sophistication and complexity of this still life, where I see echoes of my beloved Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. So I thought I would show my support to Marina and all the Ukrainian people. Because that is literally all I can do.


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Marina Skugareva

Still Life, 2008

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