|Paint Is Only Skin-Deep, 2013|
In many ways it is similar:
-confused, obscured space making it hard to locate the figure
-vibrant colours, high contrast
But in many ways it is different:
-intent for the use of the fashion model is very different (ie. commentary/critique vs. armature on which to make a painting)
-the paintings now are much more process oriented (ie. building, destroying, rebuilding)
-much more paint is being used (can tell in the photos)
-fragmentation of the image is the central idea
I was wracking my brain as to what my latest paintings mean. I still don't really know, but I think they have something to do with creating a first hand experience in the making of the image as opposed to trying to convey a subject or idea. The use of fashion models from magazines and online sources are the handle for me to make paintings on a daily basis. Not a muse exactly, but as an entry point where I can enter "paint mode" and get down to work. I think what I'd like to try is to incorporate an actual object or an element from my daily life into these images. But then again, that might seem forced.
Guess I'll keep making them and see what happens.