Project Advisor(s)

Kelvin Mason, Peter Xiao

Presentation Type

Visual Arts Exhibit

Disciplines

Art and Design | Fine Arts | Painting

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

These recent paintings explore the presence of excitement, energy and adrenaline rush one can capture in a moment. Oil paints have a quality that can make a painting come to life. This lifelike quality is exactly what I strive to capture in a way that allows the viewers to put themselves inside the painting. The inspiration for these paintings came from my own experiences of adventure and risk-taking. The use of foreshortening and distortion helps give the figures a sense of energy and create movement throughout the composition. By portraying the various situations through a warped lens, I believe that it draws the viewer in to question what is going on in the painting. As a result from viewing my paintings, I hope to inspire the viewer to feel the urge to go out and try something new and exciting. If they are not the type of people to partake in activities like these, then I wish to have them feel a sense of anxiety or unease. This sensation is desired because as a result the viewers are fully interested and engaged with the work to a point that it triggers their emotions. I feel that if you are touched on that level, then my work has truly come to life.

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The Excitement of Life

These recent paintings explore the presence of excitement, energy and adrenaline rush one can capture in a moment. Oil paints have a quality that can make a painting come to life. This lifelike quality is exactly what I strive to capture in a way that allows the viewers to put themselves inside the painting. The inspiration for these paintings came from my own experiences of adventure and risk-taking. The use of foreshortening and distortion helps give the figures a sense of energy and create movement throughout the composition. By portraying the various situations through a warped lens, I believe that it draws the viewer in to question what is going on in the painting. As a result from viewing my paintings, I hope to inspire the viewer to feel the urge to go out and try something new and exciting. If they are not the type of people to partake in activities like these, then I wish to have them feel a sense of anxiety or unease. This sensation is desired because as a result the viewers are fully interested and engaged with the work to a point that it triggers their emotions. I feel that if you are touched on that level, then my work has truly come to life.