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Daniela Miszkinis - Body Unseen

BY Flinders Lane Gallery | 12-Nov-2013
Always working directly from life, Miskinis’ work centres on the psychological realms of the human mind and gives expression to her fascination with the interior, deep and hidden realms of the life force. Miszkinis aims to portray the richness of human experience, the beauty of beginnings, the sorrow and heroism of illness, & the lyrical inevitability of death.
Venue: Flinders Lane Gallery
Address: 137 Flinders Lane Melbourne
Date: 19 November – 7 December
Time: Tues-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm
Ticket: free entry
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Call: 03 9654 3332
Daniela Miszkinis
Borrowing Time 2013
oil on linen
77 x 101cm

Always working directly from life, Daniela Miskinis’ work centres on the psychological realms of the human mind and gives expression to her fascination with the interior, deep and hidden realms of the life force. Miszkinis aims to portray the richness of human experience, the beauty of beginnings, the sorrow and heroism of illness, & the lyrical inevitability of death. The deepest thing in man is his skin. – Paul Valery 'A figure emerges from disorder as I attempt to translate my raw, unmediated experience of another person into paint and surface. The constructed image manifests this immediate experience of their humanness. Painting is an action which allows me to establish a direct link with reality. In the long hours of looking at my model’s body, I glimpse their innermost self.

In this laboured contemplation of flesh and paint, the unending flux of life becomes fixed within the rectangle before my eyes. Each paint stroke is not just a mark, but a bit of my energy, my raw lived emotion. Each sitting I begin my search for this body made out of paint, this human who will be able to inhabit my world, another fictional person animated by my imagination. In my existential aloneness my paintings become my companions. Without language, they tell me something of themselves. Like me, they are foreigners, strangers, always baulking at the brink of assimilation for fear of losing their identity.' Daniela Miszkinis 2013