Thursday, June 4, 2009

All Eyes On You - Art


All Eyes On You is a monochromatic, freeform piece composed of simple geometric figures. The charcoal color scheme of this piece removes the distraction of color from the viewer’s eye, focusing the attention on the shapes that make up this painting. A shaded square is a prominent figure in this piece, as well as a circle divided into two halves – one light and one dark. These two shapes are separated, existing in separate sections of the painting.

This separation between the shapes is significant to consider. A thick, black line divides the two simple shapes, confining each one to a lonely sector of the painting. In this way, the painting provides a commentary on the nature of isolation. Solitude often brings out the most elemental features of a person’s nature, just as these two shapes are simple, basic figures. By separating the two figures, allowing no contact between them, they are reduced to their most basic shapes.

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