cosas del corazon (things of the heart)
Paintings by Varenka Paschke
"Depicting life through painting in our world is a way of controlling it, almost a way of freezing time, manually. By using the abstract, I make sense of the figurative; as the human body owes its life to the unified functioning of cells. Distance transforms abstract colourful building blocks into figurative personalities. Colour infuses life into all living things, like the energetic brightness of day. Colour is not a luxury, but a basic need for spiritual well-being. Projected manifestations of our own psyches, make up a large part of our personalities and therefore defines our lives. Maintaining this balance between the natural and the technological is the challenge our modern society is faced with: My work is a manifestation of this parallel."