The artist tries to experiment with three distinctively different approaches to his subject matter. The one compromises, the second conflicts and the third, in between the previous two. Each piece is a representation of his genuine emotions and very intimate and human psychoanalytic transformation.
The first is a sign of compromising. The feeling of acceptance causes a sense of longing but the emotion can not possibly alter the reality.
Acrylic, oil and spray paint on 70 x 48 canvas
The second works as a conflict. The feeling extracted is strikingly visceral yet saturating with prime colours.
Acrylic, oil and spray paint on 30 X 40 canvas
The third piece represents the irony of human nature
Acrylic and spray paint on 60 X 70 canvas
Created in collaboration by Larissa Maxwell and Jace Kim as part of the East Meets West Show November 18-20th, 2016. Larissa and Jace both painted on all three pieces in their signature abstract and figurative styles using a variety of acrylic and oil mediums. These pieces evolved over a 6 part process of painting on each other’s work to create a cohesive triptych embodying the theme of the show and the personal journeys of both artists, and the ways they intersect and find commonality.
Larissa and Jace utilized their respective abstract and figurative styles and a variety of acrylic mediums and techniques to tell the story of collaboration. The word consanguine speaks to two languages working together in relational harmony towards a common theme of living in two realities. This piece is about the challenge and beauty of two artists, speaking two different artistic languages, finding a common ground and place of harmony based on shared experience.
East Meets West
Size | triptych, 30″ x 48″ (each)
Medium | acrylic and oil on canvas, vancouver grey, black mica, interference, stainless steel, crackle medium, varnish
Size | 30″ x 60″
Medium | acrylic on canvas, vancouver grey, interference, pouring medium
These two pieces have been featured in The group art show, ART RUPTURE
'Fallen' is a representation of abandoned emotions extracted from the stream of subconsciousness. The face is a personified version of various emotions coming from one's inner self.
'Andy with Magnolias' is a live painted piece at the show. Two hours of non stop painting in front of the audience manifests the emotions created from the overall vibe of the show
Acrylic, oil and spray paint on 38 X 60 canvas
Andy with Magnolias
2hours of live painting with acrylic on 40 X 40 canvas
Digital mock-up for the live painting
It is about relationships. We sub-consciously interact with other through less lingual but more intutive communication. It is too instant sometime as much as camera shutter.
Oil paint on 6 X 8 wooden canvas each (diptych)
Dali with Magnolia
A portrait of Dali
Acrylic painting with 48 x 48 canvas
Digital mock up painting
The visceral quality of the painting provides 'raw' texture on the realistically depicted skin opposed to the chaotic background.
oil, acrylic and spray paint on 30 X 40 canvas
when your expression is limited, you became obsessed with what you are restricted with.It stimulates the unconventional and your obsession itself transforms into an expression.
This series is initiated on the sense of 'repression' coming from my creative anxiety where I am subconsciously repressed to express the certain emotions in life. my sub-conscious (free) act of painting constantly extracts those emotions out by making random abstract marks. Theyare becoming more conscious as I pursue the details in the facial structure. The contrast between the abstract and figurative is a sign of compromising with the repression in reality.
oil, acrylic and spray paint on 48 X 48 canvas
Let It Cry
oil and acrylic on 45 X 60
This diptych painting is a metaphorical depiction of my left and right hands. Having to only use one hand dominantly to paint each side, the experiments with my ambidexterity personify the characteristic of each hand.
acrylic on 18 X 24 canvas
acrylic on 18 X 24 canvas
obsessed with vertical lines, have to express subconscious mind in between the abstract and the figurative
acrylic and oil on 36 X 48 canvas
Acylic, oil and spray paint on 30 X 20 canvas
Apologies (2014) 'FEATURED'
The group exibition 'FEATURED' presented by Ayden Gallery
'I am sorry mom'
Mainly focusing on blurring the boundary between the figurative and the abstract, my mother's lips have been objectified as my obsessiveness.
Oil, acrylic, spray paint and ink on 20 X 24 canvas each
Color Blind (I am not)
I apologize for being bluntly reluctant about colours as if I were a colour blind but I am just in blind love with my painting.
Oil, Acrylic, tissue paper and ink on 36 X 36 canvas
Oil and Acrylic on 36 X 36 canvas
Red and Blue 2
Oil and Acrylic on 20 X 36 Canvas
Red and Blue 1
Oil and Acrylic on 36 X 36 Canvas
Portraits for nobody
This series of work is portraits of non-particular models which are referenced from various images from internet and magazines.
9 different experimentations of struggling through my sub-consciousness
"I am imprisoned in a reality that is extracted from an abstract chaos."
A portrait for somebody
"Please accept my apologies for escaping the reality literally 9 times"
'Apologies' is a series of work based on the artists emotional interaction with canvas. This is the early stage of the process where the artist was mostly experimenting with the medium.
My thought process begins with instinctively expressing my raw emotions. A portrait extracted from an abstract chaos represents the struggle between my subconscious and ego. Painting from a possible urge to express my emotions merely by instinct is considered as torturing a canvas. The act of painting becomes apologetic gestures as I refuse to fight for my sub-consciousness.
"Please accept my apologies."
acrylic, oil, ink and spray paint 46 X 46 on canvas