Polina Barskaya

Region: Northeast

 I make paintings centering around my daily life. I paint what I know or think I know about the everyday experience of being alive. The quieter familiar and private moments at home or abroad. I paint self-portraits and portraits of my husband. Sometimes we are together, sometimes alone. They reflect part of the ritual or routine of life. This is the world of my home, wherever that may be. I work from photos but also from the memory of those moments. It is what is there and sometimes what I want to be there. Like any work from life, there are a lot of truths and untruths. I am editing life the way I choose to see and remember it.