Two girls are talking to each other in hushed tones. The one in the blue dress is rather intense. It is probably she who is doing most of the talking. Her intensity is heightened by the angled arms, with her blue elbow cutting into the personal space of the brunette listener.
The blue girl is shadowed by the grey background to the left, the listening brunette comes from the pink side to the right. You can see traces of the pink space that surround her as a halo. They both meet in the “neutral” greenish space, that for this particular moment has become an element that unifies the two girls together. This simple pastel drawing tells a coded story of female relationship that each viewer can try to decipher according to his or her personal experiences.
Is it a dark-grey rumour, with which the blue girls is about to push out the pink innocence of brunette’s ignorance?
Or did the blue girl bring over her grey suffering to bounce it off the pink happiness of the brunette and see what happens?
But the only question I am asking myself right now is why didn’t I buy this work when it was still available? I love it when artists capture important moments of human interaction. Perhaps, it is just too feminine for me? But the artist was a man, Victor Dynnikov. Click on his name among the tags to this post to read more on him.