Expression of a modern ANIMUS
The paintings in this series emphasize the importance of emotional resonance coupled with the need to explore individual, unaddressed feelings that dwell below the surface. Using varying amounts of colour to compliment the relative starkness of the figures I portray, my intent is to express the emotions and thoughts too often repressed.
Worries, fears, transgressions, deviancies, inadequacies lie dormant, unacknowledged. Through these pieces I attempt to validate the need to recognize and proudly embrace the hidden or deliberately buried. Catharsis and emotive fullness is realized in acceptance.
I’ve deliberately aimed for semi-abstraction using bold, detailed yet nuanced figurative portrayals embellished with expressive, deliberate colour touches. Shading, contrast and intended utilization of empty space, black and white both, coalesce to form a powerful whole.
I feel the physical and emotive connectivity is apparent in each painting, emphasized by the anatomical focus I have chosen to highlight.