This painting is part of the first series of "A Crazy Yellow Theory". The main subject is quite evident - love. Unlike other paintings in this series, this depicts an actual biologically (hopefully) accurate heart, although probably bigger than real life size. The concept behind the series is the exploration of yellow as the color of love. When we think of yellow, we think happy feelings, we think about excitement, sun, beach. Subconsciously, however, we might rarely realize that our brain is slightly alert when our eyes come across this color. This alertness in reality is a social construct. Since yellow is easily spotted, it has been used for a variety of traffic and construction signs - such as 'don't cross the yellow line, train approaches', or the 'danger of death' on some electricity cupboards. In this series I explore this duality of color yellow while thinking about the human feelings that can give rise to similarly juxtaposed states of mind. Love, I though, that while it can make us feel in seventh heaven, excited and happy about life, looking forward to seeing our partner and impatient for those kisses and touches; love can also make us nervous, alert, unconsciously weary, and for some of us that have gone through deeply damaging stages in our love life, love can be that 'danger' behind the yellow line or where we would go in absolute emergency type situations.
This painting was exhibited at my first solo UK show at Lacey Contemporary Art Gallery. To read a bit more about it, you can check this post: http://danieladuca.com/portfolio/crazy-yellow-theory/
acrylic, gel, paste