Infanta Magnoliata # 2- 2019

Oil on canvas. H83.5 x W61cm. Oil on canvas

Painting derived from sculpture Infanta Magnoliata # 1. Similarly it contrasts the biologically organic in nature with an artificially superimposition of fashionable (period) societal refinement and sophistication. It implies a co-existence of diametrically opposed currents in human behaviour; the ‘natural’ root system of the Magnolia which, coincidently emphasizes the contemporary obsessive interest in personal genealogy and additionally the simulated synthetic ruff, an outward man-made accoutrement which symbolically denotes a high level of civilization.  There is a heightened intensity achieved via the otherworldly burning orbs.