Death in the Mirror

Technique

Oil painting on canvas

Dimensions

75×55 cm

Year

2019

Cost

€620 (free shipping)

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This dark piece comes from depression. (looking into a mirror where instead of myself, I see a vision of my death/future.) It represents my connection with it. The image in the mirror is painted in a way that is more abstract so that there is a difference between what is in the mirror and a realistic hand touching it.

“Hello Darkness, my old friend. How have you been? What do you do when it feels as if you were not able to get what you wanted the most in life? Do you want to live anyway? I don’t always feel like it.”

”Do I want to live my life in pain?”

And from this comes the realization that I am not going to be here forever. And maybe I don’t really care whether I die in a year or in 60 years. When my time comes, it comes, and I am OK with it. But there is a silver lining. It motivates me to do more work, to make more paintings and to make the best of my life.

This artwork has been displayed at M.A.D.S. Milano in the event of “Dream Room 2020” – International Contemporary Art Exhibition.

This is an analysis and written critical review by Art Curator Silvia Grassi:

"A glass mirror is used to look at the face and works of art are used to look at one's soul"

(cit.George Bernard Shaw)

Looking in the mirror is a way of admiring one's external figure, but it is also the only way to look

straight into our own eyes and, being the eyes the mirror of the soul, therefore to look inside, to reflect

on our internal aspects, not visible on the outside. The mirror places us before ourselves, showing us

the outer and inner part of our being, our body and our soul. The same happens when we observe the

works of an artist: the work is a mirror on his soul, a gateway for his deeper self.

The young Czech artist Misha Fryč, with his work entitled "Death in the mirror", shows us what he

sees reflected in the mirror: the abstract and the undefined contours image of death, which also

symbolizes a distant future. But he is not afraid, on the contrary, he touches it with his hand. In fact,

the work takes us inside his reflection and his very intimate and personal thought: the awareness that

we do not live forever and therefore, without fear of the future, we must succeed in making the best of

every single moment that is granted to us. As we see in the work presented here, the communicative

strength and effectiveness of Misha's works is the ability to blend abstraction with realism, so as to

unite dream and reality, fantasy and concrete events, inner thoughts and lived life in one whole.

Silvia Grassi
Art Curator at M.A.D.S. Milano