How are the originals created? That's a great question !
The painter Larisa Tinta has a passion for art that goes beyond simple painting. She loves to experiment with different and unusual materials, ranging from precious metals to plastics, from ceramics to fabrics. Her goal is to create original and suggestive works, that reflect her vision of the world and her artistic sensitivity.
Larisa Tinta uses acrylic as the base for her paintings, a synthetic paint composed of pigments and resins. Acrylic has the advantage of drying quickly, being resistant to water and light and offering a wide range of colors and shades. Acrylic fits both canvas and wood panels, which are the preferred supports of the painter. Canvas is a fabric of cotton or linen, which gives the painted surface a certain softness and texture. Wood panels, on the other hand, are more rigid and smooth, and allow obtaining clearer and more defined effects.
But acrylic is not the only element that characterizes Larisa Tinta’s works. The painter loves to enrich her paintings with other materials, which add shine, texture and three-dimensionality to her compositions. Among these materials stand out gold leaf, mirror, wood paste and mother-of-pearl. Gold leaf is a very thin sheet of precious metal, which is applied to the painted surface with a special glue. Gold leaf creates bright and warm reflections, which contrast with the colors of acrylic. Mirror is a glass covered with a reflective metal layer, which is cut into small pieces and glued to the painting. Mirror creates games of light and shadow, which change depending on the angle and position of the viewer. Wood paste is moldable to give three-dimensionality and adds volume and consistency to the painting, creating contrasts between smooth and rough parts. Mother-of-pearl is the inner lining of the shells of some marine mollusks, which has an iridescent and variable coloration. Mother-of-pearl is embedded in the painting, creating points of light and color.
In addition to these noble and refined materials, Larisa Tinta also uses some recycled elements, which come from her daily life or her environment. Among these elements are plastic, cotton rags, nets and other waste objects. Plastic is a synthetic material very widespread in modern society, but also very polluting for the environment. Larisa Tinta recovers plastic from containers and other products and transforms it into decorative elements for her paintings. Cotton rags are fragments of fabric from old clothes or other used clothing. Larisa Tinta cuts them, colors them, ties them together, creating geometric or abstract shapes. Nets are threads woven together, which can have different origins: from fishing nets to fruit nets, from hair nets to vegetable nets or even metal . Larisa Tinta uses them to create textures and overlaps on the painting, which recall the theme of bond and connection.
Larisa Tinta therefore has a very original and innovative artistic choice, which allows her to express her creativity and her message. Her works are a mix of beauty and recycling, of light and color, of shape and matter. The painter demonstrates that art can be born from anything, even from waste.