This group of paintings was created for an exhibition Solitude-Presence. In the exploration on solitude the artist Natalia Satsyk defines solitude through feelings of uncertainty. A sole diptych (on the bottom) articulates a feeling of an intellectual uncertainly in being overwhelmed with information – the stokes are confidently straight, but they are in a way too many and not shaped yet into a form; the painting, however, communicates not an obscure feeling – as one could expect, – but rather an entertained and forceful one, subtly suggesting that there is hope for each emptiness. An effort has been done – in the next diptych (in the middle) – to grasp the unattainable: the lines become splashes, shapes evolve and break; this uncertainty is no longer of an intellectual nature, it is a trembling longing of a heart – a warm, fire-like light is disclosed in the depth of the composition, where one would expect to find a heart. The central piece and a number of accompanying square paintings (album on the top) exemplify the most complex interpersonal uncertainty – looking for/into the face of the Other and not being able to see it. Trying to unravel the face of the Other is, perhaps, the most familiar experience for an icon-painter and in these works for Solitude-Presence the artist reflects on her experience of search for the face of the Other: how it sometimes might reveal itself and instantly on the skatchy painting and at other times prefers to remain unclear.