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.

"Ellie Muse"

46" x 30"

Mixed Media On Komacel

1 - Self Prayer 30 x 46.jpg

"Self Prayer"

30" x 46"

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2 -  Kneel 30 x 46.jpg

"Kneel"

30" x 46"

Mixed Media On Komacel

3 - Grab 30 x 46.jpg

"Grab"

30" x 46"

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3 - Push & pull 23 x 35.jpg

"Push & Pull"

35 "x 23"

Mixed Media On Komacel

4 - Veins to vain 35 x 23.jpg
5 - Inner 23 x 35.jpg

"Internal"

35" x 23"

Mixed Media On Komacel

"Veins to Vain"

23" x 35"

Mixed Media On Komacel

"Pose"

Mixed Media On Komacel

33" x 24"

"Let Go"

Mixed Media On Komacel

24" x 33"

"Embrace"

Mixed Media On Komacel

24" x 36"

"Separatrix"

Mixed Media On Komacel

96" x 48"

"Safety"

Mixed Media On Komacel

46" x 30"

"Cotton Mouth"

Mixed Media On Komacel

46" x 30"

"Church"

Mixed Media On Komacel

30" x 46"