- Artist Statement
I was born in the former Soviet Union. My father, a historian, was responsible for the restoration of a museum of archeology and history in the town of Poltava that had been destroyed during World War II.
The museum was our second home. This half-ruined enchanted place with Greek amphorae and medieval armor at hand probably still inspires many of my paintings. As each image has its reflection; one can peel them endlessly, layer by layer.
The paintings are provoked by combinations of colors, beauty in somebody’s movement, or a simple gesture. There is hidden magic in everyday life. The routine chores and gestures that have been performed by so many women so many times before have gained a certain eternity, and this is what I try to reflect in my paintings. [End Page 204]
marina kalinovsky was raised and educated in St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), Russia, and is a full-time artist and art teacher. She has lived in New York since 1989. Her works have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe.