Descent From “The Cross”
In my current work, I am conveying the carnal and bestial nature we as humans are dealt with as primitive beings. By stripping the human form to its bare and fleshy structure through poses expressing primitive human instincts, the paintings are pushing away from the transcendence and glorification of the human form seen within Classical and Renaissance art. Through a Utopian Ideal, the human form is denigrated by an unachievable goal, vilifying our instinctive and self-indulgent nature.
I am intrigued by the way the human form sits within time and space by the manipulation of shadow and perspective of the figure. I wish to implement the solid background as 3-dimensional, encompassing the figure, along with conveying the spatial relationship between human form and pictorial plane. By using one solid background, I aim to determine how the body enforces itself within the planes by manipulating the perspective and how it relates to outside space.
Through highlighting the susceptibility and limitations of the body, married with the nature of the figure’s spatial relationship, will be a recognition of the relationship between the condition of the mind, body and outside space.