Last Rites Gallery is pleased to announce its 5 Year Anniversary Show that will feature over forty works of art by a selection of its acclaimed roster of artists. April 13—May 18, 2013. Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 7pm – 12am Continue reading
In my paintings, children are in static postures as if frozen in the moment of contemplation or experience of something otherworldly and unseen. They are innocent and venerable, but their eyes and postures conveys the maturity and readiness to meet an unknown. In some scenes there are the grotesque creatures which creates an atmosphere of insecurity and temporality. A character of a grim reaper representing death also appears in some paintings reminding them of the fleeting nature of life, youthfulness, and pleasure.
The children's characters are aware of existence of another dimension unseen with the naked eye. This is a place where grotesque creatures resides. Also they do not feel the difference between dream and a wakeful state. However, because of their innocence they are venerable and frightened. They have an innocent ability to trust and love purely without judgment. Their devotion and sincere trust opens up the door to that higher dimension and calls for protection and an interference from the Divine.
That Divine sheds the light of self awareness and an understanding of the real existence which is full of bliss, knowledge, and eternity. It is above duality of youth and old age. It is life and death full of pure love without boundaries.