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2-20-17 portrait study

  • Sold
  • Mixed media drawing on paper
  • Artwork sold unframed
  • Dimensions: 56x38cm
  • One of a kind original artwork
  • Signed on the back and also comes with a certificate of Authenticity
  • Free shipping

Description

2-20-17 portrait study is a medium scale figure study on 200gms paper using mixed media painted with a muted palette contrasting with areas of vibrant color. The use of fluid mediums such as inks, watercolors and acrylics allows for a certain element of chance during the process. Produced quickly using expressive marks and stains. Giving them an ‘imperfect’ or vulnerable feel, which in turn gives the work an exciting vitality and energy.  It continues my interest in the presentation and concepts of beauty. We are exposed to countless images of manipulated perfection of the human form. This work is a counter balance to this through the use of uneven surface textures and blotches of paint. Creating an awkward imperfect or flawed beauty.

The works address the representation of traditional painting motifs such as the portrait and nude. Informed by popular cultural references from fashion, advertising media and television, and influenced by the work of Francis Bacon, Egon Schiele, Francisco Goya and the illustrator Ralph Steadman.

The visceral works utilize the human figure/head juxtaposed with abstract mark making, achieved through the application of thick impasto paint, dragging and smudging the surface plus the occasional ‘happy accident’. All these elements contribute in the process of making or constructing a painting, or ‘how to paint’.

The paintings are representational, but intend to suggest rather than depict an accurate observation. This is more apparent as the viewer approaches the work. The painted surface dissolves into a seemingly unorganized arrangement of blotches and irregular textures.

Artwork  signed on the front and includes a certificate of authenticity.

Shipping

2-20-17 Portrait Study shipped using DHL including a tracking number. Rolled in a tube. The customer will receive the work within 2-3 days after dispatch.

Materials used:

Inks, watercolour, Acrylic, Pastel, Charcoal