In life, a person has to overcome difficulties of various kinds – moral, physical. And often helps to overcome their hope, the state when the person himself must find inner support for himself. It can be faith in God or one’s own strength. At the moment of such internal tension, a character is depicted in the composition “Hope”. The emaciated male body is prostrate in its central part. There are creatures and objects that have symbolic overtones around with dense pictorial ligature. At the top left is a staircase through which mournful faces are visible. On the right is a tree with leaves-eyes, below are masks often used by the artist, on the left is the head of a donkey. Heavy blue-gray and brown tones, combined with black touches, enhance the feeling of painful hopelessness.
O. Rachenko, art critic