A couple new paintings to show off.
My interpretation btw: the white figure represents me. It's the focal point and it does stand out as wholly unique against the looming figures all around coming to swallow it up, and if you look closely on the outskirts of the main figure you can see the beginnings of corruption. That being said many people see the white section as a doorway and maybe the things around it are exploding out from it, or the doorway is a way to escape.
My main goal in this one was to have it feel less landscapey than most of my stuff. I think I did pretty well. Anyway whatever next painting.
Oh also the red part at the top of her head looks like a slice of watermelon. Just sayin'
Anyway it's similar to the first painting in that it's about living in LA and trying to navigate through it and stand out. However painting (although more vibrant visually) to me is more bleak. I've been swallowed up completely in this one. There is no figure that represents me anymore. It's also very flat and looks kind of like a map or wrapping paper or something.
So yeah I see two mountains, one of which has been completely overrun with buildings and people which are steadily moving towards the next one. The one in the BG looks like a volcano errupting to me too. It knows what's coming for it. It's all very Hudson River School, which are some of my favorite paintings btw.
I call it "Waking Up" however because like I said above I typically can interpret my paintings in multiple ways. I feel like if I can read at least two things from any piece of art I make, that the viewer will definitely be able to find their own meaning. I like art to be interpretive rather than representative. That's probably why I'm not much into surrealism or anything where you can go "The melting clock means this and blah blah blah." However this one is slightly surrealist inspired in that to me the reason I call it waking up is it feels to me like what moment between dreams and reality. When you know the reality you've been living in, where you can fly or get the girl or whatever, is coming undone. And you're aware of this, but you're clinging to it.
To me I see this because that large blue shape on the right looks like a person's shoulder while the square shape next to it looks like a head, and the figure is rolling over towards the bright yellow reality in the background. Everything else is a mixture of this person's dreams disappearing into their bed sheets.
So yeah, that's that painting.
Hope you all liked the new stuff. LATER TATES!