Monday, August 17, 2009

Chokehold - Art

Chokehold is a monochromatic, dark piece that is composed of a single freeform shape. In this image, a broad arm of the figure comes down across the rest of the shape, giving the impression of choking or strangling. The broad arm that is strangling the figure appears much more substantial that the victim of its force. The figure being choke has an almost delicate appearance, its neck slender and apparently vulnerable to injury or severance.

The aggression captured in the painting is palpable. The aggressor relentlessly imposes its will and power upon its victim. The nature of oppression is depicted quite effectively in this piece. A stronger being suppresses the weaker, pressing down upon its victim with an unnecessary show of force and aggression. Chokehold is a piece with strong emotional significance, depicting effectively the strong emotions of fear, anger and aggression

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