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There’s an image to describe a dead calm sea: oil. When the surface is so flat to reflect the reversed landscape like a liquid mirror, water gains a denser and richer consistency. When you happen to be in front of such vastness – unreal for being unreliably quiet in its giant stillness – you are probably tempted to walk over the inviting surface even if you know there’s only one person who did it successfully, so far. Talking about miracles, we’d like to introduce an artist who elected soft pastels as her medium of choice: artist Zaria Forman. This is an unusual technique, brought to top level. Zaria is inspired by the great bodies of water, from Svalbard to Maldives. The only presence admitted in her big canvases is water, either in form of icebergs, waves or pouring clouds. The three holy states of the molecule. We didn’t think it was possible to create this sense of enchantment and awe with such a time-consuming technique. Soft pastel tones are quite difficult to control but Zaria equalizes the medium with the gentle touch of her fingers, smearing and melting colors together with such a transparent intensity that you actually forget you are in front of a picture. She makes the impossible possible, every time creating a masterpiece. Dear Readers, please applaud the beautiful seascapes of Zaria Forman. We think her paintings don’t need a word more. Enjoy the extraordinary!

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