Penetrating with complex brush strokes and emitting a luminous energy, “Self-Expectations” focuses on the tremendous weight that is carried by individuals who relate to or have body image disorders. In the world of today, standards of the perfect image are higher than ever before, causing self-esteem to plummet when those expectations are not met. In this painting, the artist uses two color palettes to represent a facade that the subject is wearing to protect themselves in the public eye, suggesting that what the viewer sees in a person might not always be what the person sees in themselves. While the facial expression of the subject shown here seems to indicate a sadness or self-loathing quality, the details in the facial structure also promote a flicker of hope behind the mask, giving off a slight sense of security within the wearer.
Part Three of “Self-Expectations” features the lower half of the body of the subject in Part One, painted with a similar color palette to connect the series. The piece itself is painted on a 1.5″ deep-edged, heavy duty, gallery wrapped canvas, with the edges painted to ensure a polished finish. Ready to hang.
- : 24" x 18" x 1.5"
- : $1080.00