Why they stayed
 
This is an ongoing series of paintings trying to represent the complex question of abusive relationships.
The name came just a few days ago when I heard about the #WhyIStayed trend on Twitter. It is important to see why a person would stay for sometimes even years in an abusive relationship, be it romantic relationship, family or friendship.
All of my painting work is my way of trying to understand and have empathy towards the issue that is being portrayed. We have to stop judgeing and thinking of abused individuals as weak and/or similar, life is not that simple and relationships are some of the most complex parts of it.
Be you are interested in more details behind the story you can read about it here
https://rosajhberlandartconsultant.com/2016/04/04/amazing-art-aleksandra-devics-dark-pictures-of-abuse/
It was a honor to be inteviewed by Rosa JH Breland
Holding on
Oil on canvas, 60cm * 40cm
Gone away
Oil on canvas, 100cm *  80cm
Holding
Oil on canvas, 100cm * 80cm
The Hug
Oil on canvas, 100cm * 80cm
Denial
Tryptich
Oil on canvas, 210cm * 100cm
Something Blue
Oil on canvas, 100cm * 80cm
 
Stay
Oil on canvas, 150cm * 100cm
By my side
Oil on canvas, 150cm * 100cm
Why they stayed
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Why they stayed

By the constant self-analysis of my emotions, reactions to words, deeds and situations, I found myself questioning my, but as well our general un Read More
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