WORKS BY OLGA PAVLOVA
aN EXHIBITION OF TRULY VIRTUAL WEB ART MUSEuM
EXHIBIT ONLINE LAUNCH: mAY 7, 2008
Olga Pavlova - Pygoya 2008
The natural glamour that emanates from the artist's image competes with her artwork for attention of the viewer. With a click of the camera Pavlova's physical essence is captured as a timeless portrait of feminine beauty. In the artist's statement she writes, "...people around me consider me 'cold'." But through her painting, she can make her inner passion "visible." So it seems Pavlova is not one to overtly display the private passionate reality within. Yet it has been said that the eyes are windows to the soul. Look carefully into Olga's eyes. Then see for yourself, when viewing her works, how within she feels a passionate if not erotic connection to nature as well as with life. Critics have said that her style is dominated by Expressionism. I don't agree that Pavlova's work is derivative of this past movement of art. Expressionism assists Pavlova only indirectly through its liberation of generations of artists after its heyday. It enabled artists to paint with free abandonment instead of the controlled realism that preceded it. In Pavlova's work, paint and paper unite into one entity, the mating masterfully controlled to visualize as well as communicate the artist's inner solitary reality. It is a reality that is soulful and filled with life and a passion for nature. Her chosen palette of colors convey her ability to love deeply and to share this intimacy with a significant other. Look closely at the colors and the lines and know this is true. Sadly, as suggested by Pavlova titling her exhibit "Mysterious Reality," the artist lives paradoxically within two realms. Through her art we can see which one she prefers.
- Rodney Chang, Ph.D.
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