Original artwork description:

A full white-bodied female figure angles her way upward to the left corner in this tumultuously executed oil narrative. Calling for attention is the woman's face, glancing back in our direction as if in on some joke or dirty piece of gossip. The unsettling quality residing in the gaze of this unattractive, almost dog-like visage, appearing to have been carelessly and spontaneously carved from thick yellow pigment, is indicative of the piece's looming disconcerting tone. Moving outside the contour of the woman's body we're confronted with one bent human leg and no less than four other heads, one apparently attached to it's own body passing behind, or beneath, the original white figure, with the others (probably male, but not decidedly so) in various attitudes of adoration regarding the woman. Witnessing here a human grouping of several naked forms, with attention focused on the centered female, the essence of a group sexual encounter takes shape in our mind's eye and lends perception to the painting's gritty intent. Simultaneously rising in consciousness is an uneasy sense of the risk inherent in this enticing, but potentially perilous, game of scramble.

Influences, among others, include Max Beckmann, Edvard Munch, Bob Thompson, George McNeil, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Francesco Clemente, R.B. Kitaj and Willem de Kooning.

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Materials used:

Oil paint, gesso, charcoal and enamel

Tags:
#colorful #expressive #texture #figurative #painterly #textural oil paint #movement and energy #figurative expressionism #figurative abstract #expressive energetic #bodies #sexuality #dramatic paintings #sexual theme #orgy 
Playing Scramble (2015)
Oil painting
by Don Keene

£2,537.6 Alert

Original artwork description
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A full white-bodied female figure angles her way upward to the left corner in this tumultuously executed oil narrative. Calling for attention is the woman's face, glancing back in our direction as if in on some joke or dirty piece of gossip. The unsettling quality residing in the gaze of this unattractive, almost dog-like visage, appearing to have been carelessly and spontaneously carved from thick yellow pigment, is indicative of the piece's looming disconcerting tone. Moving outside the contour of the woman's body we're confronted with one bent human leg and no less than four other heads, one apparently attached to it's own body passing behind, or beneath, the original white figure, with the others (probably male, but not decidedly so) in various attitudes of adoration regarding the woman. Witnessing here a human grouping of several naked forms, with attention focused on the centered female, the essence of a group sexual encounter takes shape in our mind's eye and lends perception to the painting's gritty intent. Simultaneously rising in consciousness is an uneasy sense of the risk inherent in this enticing, but potentially perilous, game of scramble.

Influences, among others, include Max Beckmann, Edvard Munch, Bob Thompson, George McNeil, Richard Diebenkorn, David Park, Francesco Clemente, R.B. Kitaj and Willem de Kooning.

For more information or questions, you can always contact me via Artfinder.

Materials used:

Oil paint, gesso, charcoal and enamel

Tags:
#colorful #expressive #texture #figurative #painterly #textural oil paint #movement and energy #figurative expressionism #figurative abstract #expressive energetic #bodies #sexuality #dramatic paintings #sexual theme #orgy 

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My interest in art has always centered around the human figure, particularly female, and the power in its sexual (or at least sensual) visual aura. Today, however, the relentless speed... Read more

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