the island of utopia

oil on canvas

101 x 80 cm

2015

Utopia could evoke restrictive ideological ‘readings’ of a possible predetermined future and at the same time it could represent an ideal non-existing place whose im-‘possible’ existence in the realm of painting attempts to expand the perception of our own ‘reality’.


This painting is about a journey to a dark, totalitarian utopia, a utopia which embraces rational historical determinism and yet... has its hidden sanctuary somewhere on an island.

The painting was shortlisted for the final exhibition of Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2017 - Mall Galleries, London.

 © 2023 by Nina Pancheva-Kirkova

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