Kirsten Everberg and Ivan’s Childhood
The acclaimed Los Angeles–based painter Kirsten Everberg has built a remarkable body of work fusing impressionistic and realist techniques to create beautifully rendered spaces that combine multiple histories drawn from photography, memory, and personal experience. Among her creations is a series of paintings inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky’s supremely phantasmagoric war drama Ivan’s Childhood (1962).
As today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the film’s release, we asked Everberg to discuss her work in relation to that of Tarkovsky, to illuminate the timeless impact of Ivan’s Childhood.
Shown: Dnieper River, Flare (After Tarkovsky), 2008