ARE YOU REALLY HERE?


Absence.

Here.

But are you really?
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.
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The soft, light strokes sets a tranquil yet sombre mood to the painting.

The grey canvas muted the colours, making the scene seem mellow and quiet. Using the grey-primed canvas as the mid tone and building the shadows and highlight above it helps to heighten the sense of mellowness. The harsh white highlight and outlines make the figures seem as though they are sparkling. Highlight on the plastic creates a sense of ambiguity as viewers might not be able to make out what it actually is, leaving them to make their own interpretation.

In close proximity, yet so far apart. There is no form of interaction, the woman lays there exhausted
and uninterested.

 

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Author: JIA ZHEN

I EAT MY ART

2 thoughts on “ARE YOU REALLY HERE?”

  1. This is one of your best paintings. Your were able to get away from your drawing issues. The 2nd painting the drawing issues stand out too much. The composition is working the color and the paint handling…the way you handled the figures works with the way you handled the plastic. The ambiguity is interesting and lets us imagine. Excellent.

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