a nice way of describing emotion :)
i‘ve been asked to create a small gallery for a cosmetic brand launch this coming october, using lipsticks provided by the company. the brand is known for its high-end stem cell products. no idea how lipstick will react on canvas and on top of acrylic, here’s the result of the first trial of an abstract piece.
*note: the lipstick is not staying put on the canvas, gotta find a top coat fixer to keep it intact!
size: 42 x 59 cm canvas
“sometimes i see a small plant or tree bursting out from a crack on concrete floors or walls,
i would stare at it with utmost admiration, i remain in awe with nature’s strength and will to live, to survive.”
this painting is inspired by a single word; “berserk” in a conversation today. the background strokes remind me when i see contractors working on raw concrete flooring, their expert smooth twirling of metal spades, creating smooth surfaces. i used to imagine i‘d do it the opposite way, i‘d go berserk with the spade, creating raw, strong strokes, with unlimited spontaneity. the flowers were added after as i saw a new small tiny sprout of a plant growing at my home concrete entrance today.