Film image #28
2018, Acrylic on board, 40x40cm
This painting can be seen as a postmodern image of Adam and Eve outside the Garden of Eden. The brushwork is loose indicating uncertainty in the construction of the their figures and their environment. The surface has an electronic or printed quality acknowledging the effect of the modern era on their identities and indicating their simulacral and unreal state. Adam seems to be apologetically and painfully revealing himself to Eve. In the physics of this painting it is possible to see through the outer skin and into the characters. One can see their ineffable stains and monsters within. However, a graceful and redeeming light covers them.