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  Josephine Florens 

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Artwork Description

'Don't' was created with oil on canvas. 170 cm x 100 cm x 2 cm. (2019)

There is no need to do evil on the planet and make it hell when it can be a paradise for everyone. Don "t!



Josephine Florens was born in Odessa on September 22, 1988. Graduated from Odessa National Academy of Law and received a Master's degree in Civil Law, graduated from Odessa International Humanitarian University, and received a Master's degree in International Law. She started painting in 2017. She studied individually at the Art-Ra school of painting with the Odessa artist-painter Sergei Simora. The main direction of the study was the South Russian school of painting. Josephine Florens is a  member of the National Association of Artists and Sculptors of Ukraine,  member of the Odessa Marine Union, Ukraine. Member of the section "Environmental Protection and Monitoring of the Black Sea". She is the founder of the "Obriy Nadii" charitable foundation  Creates oil paintings in various genres, such as portrait, landscape, still life, genre painting, animal painting, marina. Works with oil paints. The painting styles used in the work are realism, impressionism, mixed styles.

Curator Comments

It was during the first part of the recent Convention on Biological Diversity COP15, the biggest biodiversity conference in a decade that is held as a two-part U.N. summit that is due to finish in May 2022 in China, that the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020 came to an end. 195 countries set the impulse to a new accord to safeguard plants, animals and ecosystems, seeking the adaptation of the “Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework” to devise a new plan to save life on Earth. 

The Kunming Declaration was adopted during the high-level segment of the CBD COP15, which may provide the political momentum to come up with a new framework to reach the 2030 targets for sustainable development and long-term 2050 vision of living in harmony with nature.


As agriculture, forestry, and other land use account for nearly a quarter of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as supporting global food security, and millions of jobs, we are now facing the twin threats of climate change and biodiversity loss. The upcoming climate summit in Glasgow, UK must include protection and restoration of natural areas, said the U.N. biodiversity chief, as 1,000,000 species are threatened with extinction and nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history. It was in 2019 that the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warned about the accelerating rate of species extinction with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, in its landmark report. For more information about IPBES and its assessments visit


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