Last Summer DayNata Zaikina
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
34 " h x 40 " w x 2 " d |8 lbs. 0 oz.
Inspired by a photo from an old magazine of a group of boys and girls playing outside. The sidewalk fades into the landscape as a memory might become fuzzy at the edges over time. Nata describes this painting as a representation of an August evening in childhood when she wanted to play with friends until late at night - until the moment when her mom called her home. Part of her signature series of childhood in the 1970s.
Prague, Czech Republic
Czech artist Nata Zaikina’s paintings are inspired by her 1970s childhood. As she walks the streets in Prague, she is inspired by anything that triggers a memory of her youth--an old movie, a song on the radio, or a conversation overheard on the street. Her paintings of children’s games emit warmth and joy. The viewer can’t help but smile and reminisce upon their own days as an exuberant child. Nata is especially interested in capturing her figures in movement, particularly while jumping. “I try to show the hidden dynamics inside the static figure,” she says. The artist works from an attic studio in Prague, where she looks out over the red tiled roofs of the city while she paints.