Break/Through Group Show
Behind the Portrait of the Woman
Acrylic on canvas
4.5 ft x 5.5 ft
Authenticity and Vulnerability aren't always comfortable, but they're never weaknesses. I share the feelings of confusion, fear, and shame I've placed behind my back. Obsessing with perfection and contemplating an imagined flaw, I suffered a distaste with my body. I've always been an artist fascinated with the concept of life with themes that are purely reflections of myself. My expressive approach captures the emotion that's so personal yet universal using brush strokes to create a figure. The cadmium red, together with parchment, tones of sienna and umber adds flesh and life to the narrative.
Bringing this figurative work today, a time where bodies are still placed under pressure, my vision is empathy. Behind the portrait of a woman is a desire of empathy towards people who experience the same.