«The land should be for man, not man for the land,» says Rymma. Olga Kobelyanska and her novel «Terra» inspired Rymma to create the painting.
Ukrainians are a people closely connected with the land. The earth gives us a harvest; around it, our ancestors worked all their lives, hunching their backs, and they rest in it.
Three female figures in the picture stand proudly on a red and black background, the background of Ukraine’s revolutionary flag. Their feet are almost inseparable from the ground, and maybe they grew out of it, which indicates a close and intimate connection with it.
The earth is given to us for the continuation of life, work, and development and by no means for war. Whoever encroaches on it, wants to conquer it, take it away, will remain in it forever.
Rymma Vinogradova is a contemporary visual artist, living and working in Basel, Switzerland. She was born in 1998 in Ukraine, where she spent 21 years of her life. Since her youth, Rymma has been discovering Ukrainian culture in its various manifestations.
In her work Rymma explores how our cultural heritage is being transformed by current trends human development, how it changes into new forms, and reveals itself in a new ways of contemporary conditions. Rymma Vinogradova works in the style of figurative abstract art. She attaches great importance to the appearance of the paintings and describes her technique as multi-layer.
Rymma believes that it is impossible to comprehend the essence of art, rather the opposite: art helps us understand what we like and what we don’t like, how we feel and who we are in general. Read more about Rymma on her personal page.