Architecturalism 2. Adult. 2009
Part of my experimentation with a style based loosely on cubism, using architectural forms in rather abstract ways.
The carcasses of old churches and castles were the primary inspiration for this painting because I was drawn to the colour and texture of the buildings.
During this time I was painting work of a more personal nature that dealt with mental health and emotional pain, and for this piece I wanted to capture the torment and conflict around adult masculinity. The rough textures of this piece imply weariness, experience and manliness but the violence of the turmoil suggests a flood of repressed emotion.
As in the previous piece there is a narrative concerning the deisre to save face and not show weakness by retreating behind a door. But the exposure of the face for the viewer to see suggests a brave honesty.
Original Art by Phil Davis Art.
Oil on canvas. Signed and framed in beechwood frame with glass and mount.
45 cm x 38 cm
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