Thursday, July 8, 2021

Agurbash, Shlegel, and Silivonchik

This is the endless story of human relationships with the world, of the harmony and joy of life in all its forms.
~Anna Silivonchik's artist statement

For Art Thursday, two Belarusian artists who I don't have permission to share so I will just have to send you to see them elsewhere. They are colorful, romantic, surreal so I hope you follow the links:

* Elena Shlegel *

* Anna Silivonchik *


Belarusian singer Angelica Agurbash has been placed on Lukashenko's "wanted list" for criticising his illegitimate government. She is currently in Russia, but his administration has asked for her to be deported to Belarus.

If you're on Twitter, you can keep up with Belarus current events by following journalist Hanna Liubakova.


HWY said...

Both artists do wonderfully colorful works.

Shlegel's paintings are romantic indeed, and I noticed that she doesn't feature the eyes of her subjects very often. Interesting.

Silivonchik's works definitely fall into the surreal category, and some of them border on the macabre. But they're beautiful nonetheless.

Enjoyed Agurbash's song...too bad she's had to flee her country. :-(

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

A wonderful trio of artists. I especially was drawn to Anna Silivonchik's work. (Shared this post with Miranda!)