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This painting is my own visualization of the hypnagogic transition from waking to dreaming, or the state immediately before falling asleep. During these elusive moments, our sense of self may morph from a clear idea of our existence, to something else (possibly other-worldly) as we slip in and out of consciousness.
This new series, entitled Mindscape, comprises ten abstract portraits depicting the interior of the subject’s mind. While traditional portraits focus on portraying an exterior likeness through representational realism, these paintings redirect the focus to the intangible atmosphere within. Each portrait illustrates the very real, yet invisible, interior layers of consciousness that make up who we are: chaotic, ephemeral, transient, and ever-changing. The series has two types of works, alternating between portraits that show the subject's face, and paintings that simply represent that which is held within a person, often unseen to the public. They can be displayed in pairs, sets, or as stand-alone pieces.
Each painting utilizes a Chinese Watercolor technique whereby the artist creates an empty space in the composition as a portal allowing the viewers to enter the work visually. Once inside the Mindscape, they will encounter a marble-like resin gel striation leading them through fields of color and shape, a cascading meditative journey that perhaps allows them to find a greater connection with some of their own interior thoughts or emotions.
These paintings confuse and distort the facial features, instead drawing the eye to the abstracted forms that seem to almost morph before them. In opposition to John Berger's famous conjecture, "seeing is believing,"—a narrative that has dominated Western art for many decades—I implore the viewer to consider that seeing is not always believing, because what you see on the outside doesn't always resonate with what's happening on the inside.
Mindscape VI can be viewed as a pair with Mindscape V, as it represents the faceless interior portrait.
Artwork size: 24 x 32 inches (⅛ inch thick)
Luxury Dibond Print, Limited Edition of 5
Original Medium: Chinese Watercolor and Abstract Resin Gel Paint
Print Medium: Gallery Grade White-Face Aluminum Dibond Metal
Each luxury print comes with a signed certificate via email.
It is unframed and comes with a hanging device on the backside of the dibond.
Back stamp confirming the edition number you just purchased is also printed on the backside of the aluminum dibond. If you choose, I can also add your name to the back stamp to show ownership :)
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• All digital fine art prints are created by me and will be shipped from my studio unframed inside protective sleeve and shipping tube. If artwork is less than 11" x 14", it will be shipped flat envelope inside a protective plastic sleeve.
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Luxury Aluminum Dibond Art:
• All dibond art prints are super limited editions created by me.All dibond art prints come with signed certificate via email validating the edition number you just purchased.
• All dibond art prints are made to order with standard processing time 7-14 business days, and you will receive tracking email from me. Any in-stock dibond art prints will be shipped within 2 business days.
• Dibond art print comes with hanging wire so framing is not necessary.
• All dibond art prints are printed on gallery grade aluminum metal with treated surface. Artwork will be shipped directly from my metal printer's studio in Florida.
• You can also opt to add your name to the back stamp to show ownership. Please spell your name correctly in the ORDER SPECIAL INSTRUCTION box at checkout.
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• Each digital and dibond print is made-to-order, so please give me 7-14 business days to process your order. I will email you the tracking number once the artwork is shipped.
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• Luxury Aluminum Dibond prints will be delivered directly from my printer based in Juniper, FL warehouse. If the dibond prints are in stock, I will ship directly from my studio in Weehawken NJ within 2 business days.
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