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Everything & Nothing

Oil on canvas

140cm x 100cm

2023

Feelings of being overwhelmed are investigated in this piece via composition and different methods of applying paint. The blank expression of gazing in to the distance provides a cinematic style and sense of ambiguity that makes the viewer understand that something is occurring inside the mind. Traumatic scratches and frustrated brush strokes connote the stressful emotions, whilst the soft textures of the jacket that frame the figure display a desire for comfort and encourage tenderness and empathy from the audience.   

While we dream

Oil on canvas

35cm x 35cm

2023

Colour and texture are used to explore feelings of longing in this piece. The building up of thin layers of colour assists in forming a serene and tender image. The blue can be interpreted in a polysemic manner as it can allude to both calm and sadness whilst the warm yellow figure connotes comfort. Abstract forms and colours have been utilised to visually represent a feeling that occurs in the mind and play on ideas of reality versus fantasy. This painting aims to represent feelings that are unable to be explained through words. 

Façade

Oil and acrylic on canvas

35cm x 35cm

2023 

This painting explores the separation of the internal and external, including the social barriers of what is acceptable to present outwardly, shown through the prominent and definitive red line. The use of fast and bold marks in the right face connote a sense of trauma, compared to the left where the smoothness and more finished look creates a blank mask like appearance linking to ideas of disassociation. 

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