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Skin Deep 08 Painting

Taya De La Cruz

United Kingdom

Painting, Acrylic on Paper

Size: 6.7 W x 6.7 H x 2.4 D in

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"Beauty is not about being perfect, it's about being confident in your imperfections." Aesthetically inspired by chameleon skin, "Skin Deep" is a series of works that explores the contrast between outer beauty and inner authenticity. It prompts viewers to reflect on the masks we wear, questioning the emphasis we place on appearance.  Through intricate, syringe-applied paintwork, the series highlights the disparity between curated personas and our true selves. It urges us to peel back the layers and reconnect with our genuine nature beyond the facade.  In an age where outer beauty often overshadows inner beauty, "Skin Deep" invites us to embrace self-reflection and reclaim the value of our own uniqueness.

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Painting:Acrylic on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:6.7 W x 6.7 H x 2.4 D in

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ABOUT Taya De La Cruz uses detailed, minuscule handwriting as a way of methodically distilling chaos into order. She invites the viewer to move closer to the work and uncover the layers of narrative. The concept of the written word is expanded and redefined by its intention, which is not necessarily legibility, but representation as a form of its own. Taya’s work is thematically centred around the human brain, and how we respond to life’s challenging events. She is particularly inspired by the psychology of overcoming hardship, and mindset required for elite performance. She focuses on finding light in the dark; difficult circumstances are made approachable and even beautiful. Her art encourages introspection and reevaluation. ARTIST BIO Taya’s artistic approach serves as an antidote to the modern expectations of pace, achievement and results. Each labour-intensive piece visually articulates the considerable amount of time taken to create it, and reinforces the message of slowing down and being present. The ultimate relationship with time. She created a new technique of painting, using medical-grade syringes and needles, which allow her to work with paint on a microscopic level. Taya is a half-Spanish, half-Indian Londoner who was raised in sleepy southern Spain and educated in Gibraltar. She trained as an actress, and expanded her discipline into visual art. Taya is a brand new, emerging artist. She is a half-Spanish, half-Indian Londoner who was raised in sleepy southern Spain and educated in Gibraltar.

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