Size: 30"W x 30"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
In creating this artwork I was wondering why the face gets substantially more attention than any other body part.
Why don't we use an elbow or hand as our profile picture? When painting, I could spend eight hours on a face and a fraction on the other body parts, when physically the face is a small part of the body.
In this painting, where time spent was part of the premise, I tried to treat the face like any other body part.
Ironically, this abstraction of the face may itself bring more attention to it.
This painting was created using oil paint on self-stretched canvas. While it will be shipped wired for hanging, I recommend adding a frame for the artwork.
Shreya Soni is an emerging artist with international roots that can be traced throughout her artwork. Shreya shares her love of her birthplace in India, and experiences around the world including Bahrain, the United States, Nicaragua, South Africa and Mozambique in the stories of her artwork. Shreya won the People's Choice Award from the Fairfax Art League three months in a row in 2014. In 2008, Shreya was a recipient of the Uphoff scholarship for her series on Shakespeare in Washington D.C., as well as winning Scholastic Gold Portfolio Award and a Congressional Medal. Eleven of her paintings are currently on display at Busboys and Poets Shirlington location in Arlington, Virginia. She also has artwork hanging at Sun & Moon Yoga Studio and Old Town Hall Gallery in Fairfax, Virginia and Pinnacle Offices in Bethesda, Maryland. Shreya was president of the Art Student's Society at the University of Virginia, mobilizing the student body for two showcases spanning performance arts and visual arts. Learn more about Shreya on her website shreyapaintsor follow her to see how she grows by clicking like on her page on Facebook: facebook.com/shreyapaints