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Inna Sumina

Inna Sumina is an artist in love with flowers.

I create realistic and abstract paintings with flowers, paying special attention to details and subtle shades, as well as minor elements that could easily escape our gaze. My paintings are a reflection of my inner space, I will call it a garden. What is this garden like? It is often abstract, somewhat chaotic, or vice versa - ordered, and even unpredictable, bright...

In my works I turn to the theme of the transience of time. Living in the moment / Carpe diem / - as opposed to the pursuit of momentary pleasure in a consumer society. Mindfulness becomes a way to slow down and see the beauty of the here and now. Using the images of flowers, I analyze the transience of life, drawing a parallel between human life and the stages of plant growth (violent flowering - slow wilting). The flowers in my paintings can be dramatic, tending to destruction...or they can be fragrant and full of life, thus reflecting the changeability of our times.
For my paintings, I choose a black (dark) background not by chance: in this way I emphasize the fragility and vulnerability of the soul of a flower. On a black underpainting, the colors become saturated, the image has a structure. From this dark, deep nothingness, with the help of the subconscious, I extract recognizable images dressed in silhouettes of flowers.
In my painting practice, I most often use oil, canvas or paper.
Inna Sumina Artworks