Abstract Paintings: Semblance
Semblance series 2018- onwards. This series is looking at hidden pain and emotion beneath a calm and tranquil exterior. Yoga and mindfulness has been sold to us through images of calm and beautiful people. As a yogi and meditator my experience of these practices is that beneath the surface all kinds of emotional weather can be brewing - lots of it unpleasant - and the art is to accept it and give it space to play out. Semblance is an interpretation of this: some paintings have scar-like marks; others have colours breaking through from beneath. These things enhance the otherwise minimal exterior and make each one unique.
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