This work investigates relationships of individuals, painting techniques, and art movements through small-scale portraits. The ground in each painting is made with a thick layer of acrylic gesso that has been combed and then painted from multiple directions.
The figure is rendered on a layer of clear resin that is poured over that textured surface. The portrait floats above a background of color and pattern. In certain passages, the actual depth of the surface interferes with the eye’s ability to see the illusory depth of the painted figure.
There is an exchange between the implied depth of the painting and the physical depth of the material; a hybridization that combines elements of Op-Art and Portraiture in ways that challenge traditional figure/ground relationships.
Our paintings are all 100% handmade.
Brand Name: ArtsByRay
Type: Oil Paintings
Support Base: Canvas
Technics: Hand Painted
Shape: Vertical Rectangle
Frame: Not included
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