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This art piece is inspired by the delicate beauty of a hummingbird. I decided to focus on a heavier use of thick colour splashes for this piece as I wanted to express a faster motion. This piece was completed with help from my resident baby gecko as he ran across the canvas once complete, leaving hints of foot prints. I decided to leave it as it added well to the sense of motion. Look very carefully up close and you'll see baby gecko foot prints in the splatter- something interesting to test out with your dinner party guests!
I use a paint brushing effect to work in the charcoal, then let the emotions run free with expressive splashes of paint. Both processes are risky as once it is done, no erasing or painting over can happen. I like the risk involved as it's just like our every day existence- we can't erase our actions. This large piece is ready to hang straight out of the carefully packaged box.
- Size: W 92.0 cm x H 61.0 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 »