Diptych “Crucifixion”, oil on canvas, 40x160cm+40x160cm 2021
Usually a diptych is two paintings that develop one theme and complement each other in meaning. I wanted to create a two-part picture, the elements of which represent one image, torn in half. Moreover, the separate existence and perception of parts of the picture is simply impossible. The composition is constructed in such a way that the empty space between the parts of the diptych acquires its own meaning and meaning. In this absence, in the ringing emptiness, there is a mystery, and anxiety, and a reverent expectation of a miracle. The size of this gap between the paintings is also very important, it is 40×40 cm, no more, no less. Any violation of these proportions leads to image distortion and imbalance.
Thus, as a result, I got a hidden triptych, the central part of which is not visible to the viewer.