THE PURE MIND ASKS WHAT IT MEANS TO ACTUALLY THINK FREELY. "I decided to create a picture with a blurred face instead of a portrait, it comes from my reflection on shape and color. Our faces are just a few elements of our appearance. In the middle, there is a face that looks like an empty space. We see absolutely everything, but at the same time, we don't notice anything. I think minimalism as an ideology is not always аn easy movement to categorize. It provokes deep emotions and opinions that often conflict with each other, but at the same time revives an initial idea of how the art works. This painting attempts to bring those diametrically opposed views together in a new form, and hopefully find a compromise." Eva | Painter
The composition is based on a painting merged with the environment, as a union. Paper patterns are used in the background, creating an open space for interpretation.
We can notice a blurred face in the center, but also clearly shaped lips. The abstract background opens the message of the portrait to new interpretations. It's a reminder that our identity is a choice rather than something defined for us. The painting is a reminder that everything we do, even being alone, is always being watched from another point of view.
Technique Oil on canvas
Details Style & subject: minimalism, portrait
Country of origin: USA
Fit Stretched: on supported wooden frame
Unstretched: rolled canvas