Ava Wishes for Summer - limited edition 2/10

United States

Size: 24 H x 36 W x 0.1 in

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Art Description

Photography: Color, Digital, Manipulated and Photo on Paper.

Ava wishes for summer to arrive and you might too. Imagine a spring morning, just warm enough for a dip, longing for the warmth of summer. A breeze makes it too cold and the sun peeking through the clouds makes it tolerable again. Just hang on for a short while, summer is coming, and we can do what we want without a care in the world. In this image, summer is always just a few days away.

Water is a fascinating subject and very powerful when paired with the human form. The liquid is a constantly moving mirror and a lens, bending and reflecting light in unpredictable ways. For me, the serendipitous beauty symbolizes the incomparable moment when everything coincides to make the perfect escape into illusion or a fantasy.

I call this technique a false-color image, restrained to a particular subset of colors. The method is inspired by oil painting, where the artist chooses a palette and also pays homage to the classic technique of hand-colored photography. Although the colors are conceivable, they deviate from reality. The process shares other aspects with painting, being applied selectively to areas on the image. Painters will often tint shadows and highlights differently in order to give a greater illusion of depth as well as evoking an emotional response. Additionally a warm-toned subject appears to protrude from cool-toned surroundings.

Featured in "Bare It All: Nudes Inspired by Araki" by Katherine Henning Senior Associate Curator at Saatchi Art

Keywords: Pink, Reflection, Blue, Summer, Swim, Turquoise, Water, Women, Erotic, Joy, Nude

Subjects: Erotic

Styles: Surrealism, Figurative, Fine Art, Portraiture, Realism

Mediums: Color, Digital, Manipulated, Photo

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