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Existential Woman VII
This piece is a focus on emotional strength through mental health focuses- overcoming the pressures of existence. This is part of a series where I explore existence through the possibilities of my subject being alive at any place or point in time. I also examine the small degree of separation between all living creatures. My interests in existentialism help guide me in what it is to live and share both the light and dark sides of our existence- such is expressed through the contrasts of the charcoal on paper or canvas. I also want to help share the acceptance of nudity in mainstream media as a natural and beautiful celebration of existence. Our skin shows the unique and beautiful journey in our life and should be celebrated.
I have decided to use Roman numerals to name these pieces as I am inspired by ancient Rome and the depiction of femininity in art.
This art piece is simply huge! The paper has a few mild creases and mild bumps from the acrylics and artistic process. I became quite emotive with this piece.
- Size: W 210.0 cm x H 150.0 cm
- Medium: Mixed Media
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ashvin Harrison creates art that visually speaks of his personal beliefs and nature. As a result of experiences in life and an obsession with the contrasts of life and death through his interested in the philosophies on existentialism, he flow towards visual representations of thoughts and motivations to create art. Ashvin Harrison mainly creates high contrast photorealism nude, realistic figurative expressionism portraits and expressive realism nature art pieces. Most commonly he uses charcoal as this dark natural substance reminds him of the positive beauty that can be found in bringing a cold, dark and dead material back to a representation of beautiful life- helping to make sense of my existence and purpose for such. He uses colour as an expression of emotion, life or movement. How he feels day to day impacts the use of colour, technique and subject. Education Ashvin Harrison is a self taught artist. He dropped out of school, but now has a few unrelated certificates and a bachelors degree Before becoming a full-time artist in 2017, he worked in 30 different fields, jumping from job to job "I've worked as a teacher, child safety investigation officer, Google Maps tech, cabinet maker, apprentice chef, training hairdresser, cleaner and musician to name a few. I guess I get bored easily."View Profile »