Dorota Podlaska 'Love Letters' 1999/2000
Love letters are the most favorite for anyone. Love letters are the most expected ones. Need for love is shared by all people. Could there be any other theme for art, more interesting, more important?
"Love Letters" is the title of a work, where pictures are packed in a post office cabinet used for sorting out letters. Painted portraits of lovers, facing each other, happiness, sorrow, hatred, fears shared by couples.
"Love Letters" can also be the title for all my miniature pictures painted
in recent years. Their themes are love, dreams, nostalgia, longing, betrayals
and happy-endings. I have always been using art as my diary, record of
observations taken from woman's point of view, filtered by her feelings
and emotions. Mostly women are heroines of my pictures. Casted in their
everyday life roles of housewives and mothers, they try to add color to
their existence by dreaming of eternal love, heroes rescuing them from
any oppression, romantic lovers covering them with flowers, Chippendales
at their service. Those dreams have their origins in Hollywood films and
Brasilian soap opera, so my paintings are based on comic-like, pop and
mass media images.