In Ukrainian culture, the wedding ceremony has an essential role, along with birth and death. The inspiration for this work was one of the archival photos and the documentary film «Wedding Legacy» (produced by Film.UA, directed by Oleksiy Huz).
This day was very emotional for the whole family: crying, joy, songs, and dreams.
In the center of the composition is the bride; her friends are circling her. The gray-haired mother is going through the last hours with her daughter before letting go forever and sending her beloved child into a new married life full of new responsibilities and challenges.
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.