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Size: 10"W x 10"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
"Incomprehensia" is the latest in a series of portraits which explore aspects of feminine presentation and identity. In this panel, shapes -- that fit into the patterned background like giant puzzle pieces -- make their way into the forefront, obstructing the view of the female figure and highlighting her thoughtful eyes and closed lips. This is a tribute to solving complex problems and how often the most indecipherable of which is finding our own identity.
Here the portrait of a young woman is comprised of colorful shapes, patterns, and swirls. Light and shadow are distributed with carefully chosen light and dark hues. The facial features and patterns are defined with semi-gloss black lines which alternately rein in the composition. The entire panel is alive with energetic bold patterns in bright yellows, oranges, pinks, reds, blues, greens, aquas, and purples. It is tamed with grays and pastel shades.
This thoroughly contemporary, original painting is sure to be thought-provoking and demand attention. The image is painted in acrylic with tight detail and care on a quality gallery wrapped canvas with 1 1/2" stretcher bars. The patterns continue over the thick edges of the painting so there is no need for framing. The painting includes a hang-wire and is ready to hang.
Blake Chamberlain has been painting for most of his life, developing a unique, unmistakable bold style that ranges from representational to surreal. Chamberlain's grant-winning energetic and colorful work has been sought after for murals at Women's Rights National Historical Park, the cover of books and albums, as well as Seattle alt weekly The Stranger. He has been commissioned for countless portraits and his original paintings have sold to collectors around the world. Overall, he is inspired by history, popular culture, literature, and the whims of his imagination. Chamberlain's hometown is in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. He currently resides in the Seattle metro area.