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Oil on linen, 175 x 1000 cm as series, 165 x 190 cm each

There are many things in the world that is hard to see. There are many things in the world which is very hard to know about. There are many different things in the world that we see and know about, but cannot openly talk about it. When we do not want to see something - we shut our eyes. When you cannot talk about something – you shut your mouth. 

But even if your eyes and mouth are shut - all of the words are still spoken inside and all of the images are still seen inside of your mind and, are probably even more visible than in reality. Your eyes can be shut, but the images are still wide open. Your mouth can be shut, but the words still sound clearly inside. 

I don’t know whether it is easier to live with shut eyes and a shut mouth, as it is a certain attempt of escape from reality, but it is not an escape - it is a torture. Liberation of spirituality and overcoming of anything that is out of our control is only possible when one is brave enough to face the reality - to wake up and open the eyes. ARINA

WIDE SHUT EYES - 1, Oil on linen, 165 x 190 cm

Private Collection

WIDE SHUT EYES-2, Oil on linen, 174 x 195 cm

Private Collection, Courtesy of Gustav Metzger

WIDE SHUT EYES - 3, Oil on linen, 165 x 190 cm


WIDE SHUT EYES - 4, Oil on linen, 165 x 190 cm


All images Copyright © ARINA (Arina Gordienko) All rights reserved

Photographs of paintings by Alexey Moskvin and Ada Yu