Antagonist 

 

2006, oil on canvas

230 x 490 cm

Collection Slava Nakovska and Nedko Solakov

There are many theories existing about the human soul, the structure and the functioning of the human body and the relation between both. If we consider them as a whole with common structure and function then the human seems a complete individual. But is it possible with the help of anatomy, psychology and sociology to understand how exactly the human percept, feel and comprehend his own body and how he lives with himself? Do we love our body, do we like what we see in the mirror or we simply accept things like they really are. Can we live in a harmony with our imperfections or we will always be under the influence of the standard?

Sometimes when I look myself in the mirror I see how imperfect my body is, I find many “blemishes” that don’t respond the aesthetical ideal. Then a controversy in me occur- will I love myself more if I change my looks and to match the beauty standard or shall I accept the fact that I’m a normal person with lot of imperfections. During those moments when I hate or love myself I cannot stop asking the question- who is the antihero that makes me feel such a disharmony- my body or my soul? Probably the idea

to please the others is the reason of the discomfort that we feel or perhaps we are just vanity’s dependent.

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©  Zara Alexandrova  2016