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ART Habens Irena Romendik Paranoid Style of stirring Impermanence Baffling I’m a big fan of Tim Ingold, who compares the world to a big kitchen where everything gets mixed with everything else resulting in a flow of life. I make my own paints to experiment with possibilities, to play and see what comes out of it. I’m an avid collector of antique paints recipes, starting from folk tales, textile dyers, Greece, Italian Daughters of Alchemy, Arts and Crafts movement, as well as contemporary pigments generated for car industry and physical computing. I’m personally inspired by the materiality of the world because I see material as a condensed energy ready to burst -- a materialization tool for a creative concept. Special Issue Painting is analogous to cooking and mixing matters, it's a very earthy and material activity. Paint itself is a powerful attraction before it is trained to mimic some object, before the painting is framed, hung, sold, exhibited, and interpreted. A blurry memory of "pushing paint", breathing fumes, dripping oils and wiping brushes, smearing and diluting and mixing is as essential to the painting process as ideas and a subject matter. Sometimes, the subject itself is just 23 4 05