Artist: Natasha Perekhodenko (Ukraine)
Title: COLD STREAM
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 77H x 102B
The idea that this picture offers knowing the title “Cold stream” is the view from above of a Norwegian fjord or a glacier of Tierra del Fuego. A semi-frozen sea is bordered by the black rocks of ancient volcanoes, which the glaciers have shaped over the ages with their immense weight.
The black rocks with their wounds try to conquer their space in the cold landscape of the place, but the waters and the ice have a higher power. It seems as if the rocks were tormented giants, almost curled upon themselves, unable to react. The sea insinuates itself everywhere, but in turn, it must respect its solid form which oppresses it like a white veil.
A huge glacier looms overall this scenario which, like a sentinel, silently observes that everything unfolds according to its wishes. Natasha has again given life to the forces of nature that shape our planet, the clash between earth and water is one of the themes that recur most frequently in our globe. A theme that in art is underdeveloped, leaving more space for snowy panoramas or mountains covered by snow or ice, but rarely with the forces of nature which, as in these places, at the borders of the world, find their battlefields.