Bodyscapes – art not war

Materials – acrylic paint on Fabriano, 300gram paper

 

STATEMENT

In  this exhibition you can see several abstracted portraits. The paintings in general have a ‘virtual meeting’ format, with a standard screen of 9 sections, representing our new way of communicating, since the advent of Covid.

 

Many of the heads have no distinct features and some convey an expression of pain or suffering. As Sigmund Freud said, “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.”  

 
Others depict a distorted perspective.


In this changed world since Covid, we are now experiencing the shock of war.


This shock means we all unconsciously experience our futures with a level of uncertainty. We have to repress this uncertainty in order to get on with our lives and fulfil our plans.

In Art we can experience these difficult emotions and help release them. This can only be positive.