Hyperrealism, Figurative, Portrait, contemporary Art,
My inspiration for this work is the idea of trends and memes especially in fashion and lifestyle. A closer look at what is sometimes promoted as the symbols of a a desirable image and luxury lifestyle. Even behind her dark glasses, it is obvious that the subject in the drawing wears an expression of haughtiness, which does little to hide a surprising and contrary vulnerability. Perhaps status symbols reveal more weaknesses than they conceal.
This is the second of 2 large drawings that I ve recently completed in white charcoal and white pastel on black heavy handmade paper. Using black paper means always having to think in the opposite to creating a work on white or light colored paper. Right now I am exploring how far I will be able to push this medium that can produce such dramatic results.
The work is professionally mounted on archival white matting and framed under a sheet of clear premium acrylic instead of glass. It is then framed with a sleek black contemporary frame.. The acrylic used in the framing has a higher optical quality than glass and it is UV light resistant, so the work is well protected. Note that acrylic is 50 lighter than glass, and unlike glass is shatterproof so it makes it easy to ship without any need to worry about breakage. Once matted and framed, the total size of the finished work is increased, to approximately 54” X 44.”