Bump, Concrete, Grass, Night

Posted: May 3, 2011 in Page 1: The Interface Paintings

2011
Dimensions: 90 by 75 cm, framed.
Media: Paint on wood panel, with wood structure.

The visual concept of a transparent square integrated into a face came to the artist when realizing his philosopher works (see Comte, Kierkegaard, and Descartes below). In this particular work it is not at all transparent, being that it is supposed to represent concrete. The nose, unscathed in the confrontation, offers a certain relief in an otherwise brutal portrait. The artist claims always to respect, and depict, a balanced portrayal of life.

Important: The relationship with the interface-frame, is literally accomplished through the legend. The legend not only plays the conventional role of explaining the visual subject at hand (which one would normally take to be the center portion of the work), it attracts us to the fact that the interface itself is part of the main subject.

Close-up

The lines, typical in these works, are executed by pencil, dug into the wood, and fixed with a transparent lacquer.

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