Size: 11"W x 17"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
A critical review mentioning this piece-
"The predominately achromatic palette puts an interesting strain on these images. Emotion appears intentionally curtailed or arrested in the variations of gray, and denial of temperate fluctuations. In some works I feel as though I’m viewing a classic underpainting, and the human figures are just beginning to emerge. But there’s also a photographic clarity in other areas- crisp edges that belie the intended final abstraction of the paintings. Giving Up also presents an absorbing visual maze of shapes. The individual cubes push out and pull back in as they construct the shadows of the crouched figure at the bottom of the picture plane. There’s just enough identifiable imagery to make out the face of the subject, as the rest of the body dissolves back into the textural ground. Cold Surrounds Me also has an appealing degree of abstraction, and blurring of the figure-ground relationship. I sense some manipulation of an original photographic source? While it isn’t indicated as such, the defined edges of shadow appear to be drawn and enhanced from a flattened photographic or digital rendering. And yet the piece doesn’t rely on a photographic read of the figures. It has me contemplate the nature of memory and understanding as constructed from a secondary source. There’s an unmistakable feeling that the true scene pushes past the likenesses caught in one static moment."
This piece pops in person. I can't take a picture that accurately shows the intensity of black and brightness of the white with the full spectrum of gradient. Media used - Artelier interractive acrylic and extender medium
My name is Nayana, I am an artist in my mid 30's from Massachusetts. I have been an artist my entire life and attended Mass College of Art in Boston for fine art photography. After leaving school for economic hardship and general life struggles I began focusing more on painting. My first exhibition was in a group show in Edinburg Scotland when I was 14 years old. Since then I have participated in solo and group exhibitions all over the world including Spain, South Africa, Portugal, and many more. I have also been included in exhibitions both solo and group in cities and towns across the US including a large and lengthy solo exhibition in New York City. I was a finalist in an art competition in which I was awarded a period of time on a billboard in Times Square. I have written articles on art for several well respected publications and several lesser known. And recently I have survived a bone marrow transplant and am happy to say in remission from Leukemia. visit my website at nayanaarts.com