Open AirNata Zaikina
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on back
30 " h x 40 " w x 1 " d |10 lbs. 0 oz.
A boy leaps through the air, arms outstretched and ready to hit the water. This painting is part of Nata's signature Summer series, in which she typically sketches at the beach and then creates the final piece in her studio. She painted this work in May of 2020 after several months of sheltering inside her home. "Perhaps most of all I dream of freedom," says Nata. "Running up and jumping into the water. And it doesn’t matter what it will be, the sea, the ocean or a small river."
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.