Samsara Series – Inner World
Oil on canvas
45 x 50 cm
17.7 x 19.7 in
2019 – Collections Magazine Award. International 2018-2019 Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon, United States of America.
2019 – FWSD Award. International 2018-2019 Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon, United States of America.
This work belongs to my Samsara Series, in which the paintings have trompe l’oeil frames. By painting realism, we try to convince the viewers that the flat surfaces they are looking at, are indeed three dimensional. Painting this fake frame reinforces that idea by playing with the concept of illusion in a more direct way.
Frames are sometimes understood as open windows which shows us a special view, one that comes from the artists own world’s. In this case, the frame is an illusion, and as a magical window that doesn’t really exist, it shows as a world that can’t be looked at through a conventional window.
The painting is called “Inner worlds” and suggests the idea of submerging ourselves into the depths of our unconsciousness as we would dive into a dark sea, into places where the sun’s light will never reach and where mysterious creatures inhabit.