A cornerstone to a collection, Silent Oppression emanates a dynamism through content and execution.
Looking for a piece to build a room around? Look no further. This work is heavy in texture, built up in layers upon layers of glazes and latex paint. Enjoy a subtle weaving of metallic finishes that elevates this royal violet's palette to a new level. This work is a conversation waiting to happen.
Please Note this work is finished in a (.25") Black Floating Frame.
- Framed Dimensions: 37.75" (h) x 37.75" (w) x 2" (d)
- Framed Metric Dimensions: 95.9 cm (h) x 95.9 cm (w) x 5.1 cm (d)
- Materials: Acrylic + Latex + Glazes
INSPIRATIONS + OBSERVATIONS:
With each piece you learn something new. Maybe it is a nuance in your technique or perhaps a new interest in your content. Sometimes you get lucky and learn both. This was that work for me. It was the first piece that my internal vision was surpassed by my execution.
Silent Oppression was in the form a hand lotion ad. I was really drawn to the strength in her hands and in my previous practice, I struggled with the formation of the hand. I was on a mission to have the hands be the vehicle of my next message.
This overexposed image is set in an environment that is inextricably linked with the foreground-- a theme expressed in a couple other of my works. This focus on how the figure is so heavily reliant on its background explores the inevitability of our environment shaping us -- makes me question if our ability to adapt deters us from seeking out new environments?
As for the execution, this work took on a life of its own. I can't even begin to estimate the number of layers of paint there is. The use of glazing allows you to peer through the works history, seeing the layers from before. All of these layers compile into a work heavy in emotion and texture.