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Angst

Angst
Gouache and glossy magazine paper on cardboard. 

The original painting was way darker and somewhat grotesque. I had to cover it up. I felt ill looking at it. It took me a week but I managed to unburden it with lighter colours. Can you can feel how heavy it is? That was my point of conflict. This is angst. x SB

By ΠιCΘLΣ

Life is short, so let’s be decent.

34 replies on “Angst”

There’s so much in this painting. Yes, there’s angst, but I see a lot of energy and joy there as well. That’s one thing I love about art. It doesn’t really belong to the artist. You put it out there and then your viewers bring their own stuff to it. And they can take away something that you never expected. And sometimes the spectrum of reactions can even deepen the artist’s appreciation of her own art. It’s like alchemy.

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Thank you for this. I always feel relieved when people don’t hate my work. For me, the process is more revelatory than the outcome. I get to examine myself and ask some critical questions before completing a work and deciding to present it. Your post is up by the way. Come and have a look. x

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angst = excellent title and I enjoyed your description – and the lines and shapes also gave a feel for coping with angst – almost like “dealing with angst” – and love the ripped top of the base.

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I am glad that you are able to naturally appreciate this about abstract art. Not everyone can. I consider myself lucky to have you as a viewer. x

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Bless you 🙂 It is I who am honoured to have come over today for a visit- (seriously do you mean people do not get this shit?! Isn’t it just like music with no words n stuff?)

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Thank you for your thoughtful repsonse. Yes, I get the “I don’t get it” response occasionally and it makes me chuckle. I love music without words, so yes, abstracts are kind of like that.

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No. It was the ad for my favourite scent, Coco Noir. Sometimes Chanel can be a bit preachy with their commercials. It read like a church pamphlet. “Out of darkness, light”. So, I thought, how fitting a concept on which to smear some lamp black paint. Naturally, I was wearing the scent at the time. Ha ha ha x

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Thank you. The original version is on my Flickr account. Wait. It’s not visible. It was way darker and a bit grotesque. I covered that up. It was too personal. I wanted to cover it with lighter colours but you can feel how heavy it is. That was the true point of conflict. This is angst.

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