Portrait is one of the most complicated and emotional genres in visual arts. The face is like an open book – it can reveal one man's destiny,or tell a story of any character. This very fact attracts a young artist Ilya Sprindzhuk. His technique is a massive stroke and paint mixing right on the canvas, what creates a feeling of absolute sculpturesqueness and unusual plastique. The woman on Ilya Sprindzhuk's paintings is like a wakening flower bud after a long winter, with still a wandering eye, light drowsiness, languishing, a little bit disturbed by a new day. The heroines are in between reality and fiction, and it gives a viewer a powerful impulse for reflection about who she is, and a possibility to read or even to make up a certain chapter of a single small female universe.