Painting by Valery Koroshilov
Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm. Private Collection, UK
Several works of strongly Mediterranean character, including Malagari series, were painted on a Greek Island of Samos. Malagari is the name of a small village, where I have a studio and travel every summer to paint to.
Generously textured with the deepest red tones, these pomegranates, carefully arranged and crafted, soak up the evening sun - while we receive a view of the background, pure and thoughtful, with straight planes, symmetry and reflections, and perhaps reminiscent of a modernist stage set.
As the title suggests, there were only four basic colours used throughout the canvas. All the tones and hues are the result of mixing those four in various propotions.