About Hvatskin Bella

120×80 cm (471/4 X 311/2 inches)
Mixed media on canvas
Signed lower right



This painting is dedicated to the Israelis that dream of a better place – somewhere peaceful and far from the pressure of life at home. For Bella Hvatskin, an immigrant herself, the fantasy of living in Israel has become a shattered illusion. She feels disconnected and always ready to leave. Her passport must always be valid, just in case something happens.

In this painting, the couple dreams of relocation but is stuck in a golden tub. As always in her work, there are symbolic references to both the Russian and Israeli culture.



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