Misanthropic Paradise is an exhibition of new watercolour paintings by Robert Duxbury.
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Opening reception: Saturday, August 7th, 6pm - 9pm.
Misanthropic Paradise explores the elusiveness of the deep and complex emotions that reside within our subconscious. Like the memory of a dream, vague and without form yet stirring with meaning, calling out to us in a voice we can hear but not understand.
Duxbury puts form to these enigmatic emotions in his figurative works with the use of ambiguous symbolism and brooding colour palettes reflecting the subtleties in feelings and emotions or lack thereof. Duxbury draws on his own experiences of emotional suppression and numbing that lead him down a path of suffering and self destruction eventually hitting a rock bottom that would be a catalyst for drastic change resulting in important insights and a deeper connection to self and emotions.
We hurt only because we love so deeply.