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Painting, Oil on Canvas
Size: 18.1 W x 18.1 H x 1.5 D in
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Acrylic and Oil on Canvas ANOTHER BIRTHDAY (HELIUM SMILE) 46 X 46 X 3.7 CM This is the first piece I painted for my series 'The House' which should be finished come mid to end 2020. The series focuses around trying to get out of a mindset and feeling of being trapped by things in life holding you back - be it mental health or something else. It aims to explore the feeling of acknowledging these feelings and finding a way to push out the bad and leave it behind for a more free mindset. The series is somewhat based on personal experience of finding myself stuck with a feeling that I didnt want to live with forever so I tried to work on bringing positivity into my life with things that worked for me personally. Everyone is on their own personal journey and this series aims to illustrate some of that. Although the subject matter may seem serious, I wanted to make use of my usual vibrant colours and somewhat surreal and playful way of displaying deeper narratives within my work. The details and colours in this piece are very inviting and easy to get lost in once the piece is in front of you to see the intricacy of the paint and brush marks.
Painting:Oil on Canvas
Size:18.1 W x 18.1 H x 1.5 D in
Packaging:Ships in a Box
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Ships From:Artist's studio in United Kingdom.
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Joshua Benmore HONEST ESCAPISM fine art paintings and new media pieces. A romanticized exploration of life’s natural happiness and challenges. Depicting an illustrated portrayal of organic, sensitive, thoughts and narratives alongside pop inflicted, vibrant imagery. I aim to look into the realness of human nature, emotions and indulgences whether they be deep rooted messages or light hearted, humorous pieces. Themes of my work include the state of the world, politics, equality and consumerism whilst hinting at popular iconography and symbols. My most recent work has begun to explore in greater depth my feelings of just living in this world, growing up, mental health and the challenges this can bring. You can find hints and narrative of my personal and relatable experience with these subjects scattered throughout my work. As someone who suffers from various invisible illnesses, I find myself as an artist intrigued by bringing out beauty from what may be seen as the opposite. Colour filled pieces, act as a cheery facade of scaffolding over artworks holding sincere messages to its viewers. I like to juxtapose and subvert my themes not always in a completely literal sense so that viewers minds can pull out a personal meaning to themselves and question their own thoughts and stories. Vibrant scenes and landscapes in my work sometimes require deeper consideration in their underlying uneasiness or joyous exterior. Exploring sense of self, belonging and nostalgia, messages of strength and positivity creep their way into my work, scratched into paint layers. Signs of encouragement - like a glimmer of sunshine hold the pieces up. Titles of my artwork such as "Flowers will grow again", "the sun will come back" and "the light through the dark" are prime examples. I bring flowers into my work as I find they are a nurturing and natural comfort to grow over my artwork and they mimic the human in many ways. Consumer culture and branding is another theme, which I love to pair in my work including the idea of the search for happiness in life alongside the 'American Dream' and inner peace. I want people to look at my work and feel a moment, a memory, a comforting nostalgia. Using colours and subjects that feel like they are somewhat of a fleeting memory or sudden, unfiltered thought.
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