Ljubomir Babinčak – as the time flows

Getting in touch with Ljubomir Babinčak from Vojvodina, Serbia, really put me in a mood to think about the passing of time. He was born in what is easily one of the oldest Rusyn towns (Ruski Krstur), he was painting longer than I was alive and when you study his oil still-lifes and portraits, you get this unshakable feeling that the past is lost and gone, but still lingers in our present and – that it defines us. The candles almost burnt, the oil lamps proud and fancy, the irons no longer used, the pottery chipped and broken, and the ticking of that potent clock… All wonderful human achievements, all reminding us about our transience.

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Source: Courtesy of Ljubomir Babincak