Title

Expressions of Isolation

Format

Event

Abstract/Artist Statement

This series of ten paintings convey the universal relationship between isolation and hope. Hope is eventually born from reflecting deeply during times of externally and internally influenced forms of introspection. I want to convey how isolation and hope "feels." Most works will include a single figure whose gender is not completely identified, which will allow the viewer to inquire about the nature of the person's struggles, and even insert himself or herself into the figure's place.The use of warm colors reflect the emotional highs of isolation, when angst is at its zenith. Cool colors reflect the emotional lows, when angst has shifted, and given way to deep introspection or sadness. Texture is integral to convey the expressive nature of the angst and inner turmoil felt when one experiences isolation. The impasto layers were applied to the canvas with my hands, brush, and palette knife with quick and expressive movements to convey the exact imprint of a specific form of isolation captured at that fleeting moment of introspection.I am influenced by the work of Edvard Munch and Francis Bacon. They both contrast warm and bright with lower value colors that display the figure's angst and despair. The figures' gestures and poses are abstracted and exaggerated to show their negative emotional states and man's seemingly temporary condition. This ultimately helps me appreciate the importance of abstracted and symbolic imagery that convey emotions visually.

Location

Reynolds Gallery

Start Date

30-4-2010 6:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2010 9:00 PM

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Expressions of Isolation

Reynolds Gallery

This series of ten paintings convey the universal relationship between isolation and hope. Hope is eventually born from reflecting deeply during times of externally and internally influenced forms of introspection. I want to convey how isolation and hope "feels." Most works will include a single figure whose gender is not completely identified, which will allow the viewer to inquire about the nature of the person's struggles, and even insert himself or herself into the figure's place.The use of warm colors reflect the emotional highs of isolation, when angst is at its zenith. Cool colors reflect the emotional lows, when angst has shifted, and given way to deep introspection or sadness. Texture is integral to convey the expressive nature of the angst and inner turmoil felt when one experiences isolation. The impasto layers were applied to the canvas with my hands, brush, and palette knife with quick and expressive movements to convey the exact imprint of a specific form of isolation captured at that fleeting moment of introspection.I am influenced by the work of Edvard Munch and Francis Bacon. They both contrast warm and bright with lower value colors that display the figure's angst and despair. The figures' gestures and poses are abstracted and exaggerated to show their negative emotional states and man's seemingly temporary condition. This ultimately helps me appreciate the importance of abstracted and symbolic imagery that convey emotions visually.