Here's a couple of paintings inspired (knocked off :)) by Franz Kline. I really like the energy and motion that is present in the negative shapes . . . a possible solution to the body as container? The space around the body is as charged as the body itself?
I think erasure and the pulling and pushing back and forth of the lights and darks may add a presense to the figures.
I'll have to push this a little further I think . . . but wow! Fun! :)