ART - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 5

ART - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side 5

Regular price $400

THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE 5

SAMUEL STAFFAN

Acrylic on Rice Paper on Canvas

12in x 9in
2019

Brooklyn based artist exploring our relationship to the natural world, the passing of time and the fragility of memory. Using a range of techniques from a self-developed method of layering and tearing rice paper as a way of “adding some time” onto the paintings to working on Japanese papers while they are completely saturated with water, materiality and texture play a huge role in the work. Using these layered and weathered surfaces the paintings become a pursuit to examine the most extreme fringes of human’s relationship to time, trying to find the eternal, the transient and the infinite in nature. The hazy, half-remembered depictions of the natural world evoke a melancholic spirit but still manage to remain optimistic and hopeful. 

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