Friday, January 21, 2011

alyssa monks

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01 alyssa monks - trust 02 alyssa monks - scream 03 alyssa monks - koi 04 alyssa monks - Risk 05 alyssa monks - charade 06 alyssa monks - loo1 07 alyssa monks - mom 08 alyssa monks - smush 09 alyssa monks - tension

 

alyssa monks’ paintings explore the tension between abstraction and realism, using different filters to visually distort and disintegrate the body. In this shallow painted space, the subject is pushing against our real space. Strokes of thick paint in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh.

“when I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself, realism and abstraction are in a symbiotic relationship – they need each other to exist and eventually become the same.”

alyssa monks

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1 comment:

Tiziana said...

simply fantastics!

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