Polina Barskaya’s paintings are obsessively interested with the private realm. Depicting mostly herself and her family at home, she invites us to take a glimpse into several of her states of mind as a whole range of emotions are bluntly shown. Sexual desire, caring, motherhood, idleness, laziness and melancholy — all the banal and especial things that constitutes our existence is there, in the domestic atmosphere, represented in a rather impressionistic fashion and reserving some secrets for the attentive spectator.
Polina Barskaya received a MFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and a BA from Hunter College, also in New York. She was born in 1984 in Ukraine, and currently lives and works in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York.