A MODERN TAKE ON MASCULINITY WITH TENSION, MYSTERY, AND SILENCE. "A man is smoking a cigarette. Eyeless, he seems introverted, and the cigarettes take over him as it hides his hands. The smoke clouds around him but doesn't touch him as it's transparent and calm. The black background and the white shade of smoke from the cigarette emphasize his character. I aimed to create tension and atmosphere in the painting, due to playing with lights and shadows.
I went to a simple and minimalistic way to capture feelings of loneliness and the smoking of a charming man. With some western-style elements, he looks like a modern manifestation of masculinity, full of mystery, and silence.
If you look closer, you can notice the endless game of shadows and lights, changing places and replenishing each other." Eva | Painter
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This oil painting is a combination of excellent technique and skillful brushstrokes, carefully selected color palette that can be considered as one of the most important features of the artwork.
A portrait with bold silhouettes and striking shadow effect: the artist creates a modern man beautifully. The bold strokes and stark colors draw attention to both the man and the smoke drifting from his cigarette. The artist skillfully created an image of masculine strength through the use of dark, somber colors. With a perfect harmony of the black background, which gives a modern impression to it, the whole piece has a silhouette style so characteristic for minimalism.
Technique Oil on canvas
Details Style: portrait, minimalism
Country of origin: USA
Fit Stretched: on supported wooden frame
Unstretched: rolled canvas