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Artist's description:

I am fascinated by the process of accurately communicating a point of view. My artwork tries to eradicate the boundaries between you and me. In today's world, inundated with selfies, it can be difficult to view an image without judgment.

In my art, I explore how much is necessary to create a connection. What does our eye need in order to experience a soul? I try to express an individual as minimally as possible to counteract our modern impulse to see a portrait through a veneer of disconnectedness. I have found that the more limited the palette and the more I rely on shadows and highlights to sculpt a face on canvas, the more the form becomes secondary to the emotive qualities of the paint.

I combine this interest with a curiosity towards the natural world and our place within it. Everything on Earth—and in the universe—is made of the same basic material, and yet humans see ourselves as masters of all, beings apart. To explore our inextricable connection to the rest of creation, I immerse myself in nature and then create a background from memory, painting a stylized version of nature in order to capture the feeling of being in it. I then place my portraits on top. I find that the under painting of nature often serendipitously forecasts the lines and shadows of the face or body; I explore and embrace these moments, finding depth and meaning in them that I could not have added purposefully. I believe in finding meaning in the moment as I paint.

Materials used:

oils

Figure with Daffodils (2019)

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This artwork is sold by Victoria Sager from United States

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