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    Series of paintings about the 90ies in the Eastern Europe.
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This series of paintings is about very interesting and unique period that happened in so called Eastern bloc. In 1991 Soviet Union found itself collapsed and, in my opinion, pseudo-socialisim was changed by wild capitalism. 
 
There were tons of grotesque during that period. Here is only a little fragment of it.
Merchant from the 90ies (inspired by Rembrand'ts portrait of Nicolaes Ruts)
Acrylic on canvas, 30x40cm
 
The Bag
Polypropylene,  27x25 cm
 
To avoid problems on a customs, some merchants simply weared all their goods during a flight check in.
Trait #2
Oil on canvas, 20x30cm
Combing ceremony
Oil on canvas, 37x59cm
Bathing ceremony
Oil on canvas, 32x22cm
 
To avoid paying bills it was common to put a magnet on the water counter to make it stuck.
Last hero
Oil on canvas, 59x92cm
 
Many values changed dramatically. No more factory workers as a heroes on a propaganda posters. 
Domestic exercises
Oil on cardboard, 23x15cm
 
Martials arts became some sort of a cult.
TV sleep
Oil on canvas, 83x75cm
 
Some TV programmes started to run overnight.
Trait #3
Oil on canvas, 30x40cm
Trait #5
Oil on canvas, 35x40cm
Trait #8
Oil on canvas, 44x60cm
Mr. Franklin looks from the other side of a fence
Oil on canvas, 20x15cm
 
Peace of a greenish paper with this face was really something back then. Simply put, foreign currency became much more stable, reliable and desirable than a national one for about a decade.
Thank you.