Although lacking anatomical features like eyes, ears or a nose, the shape depicted is undoubtedly a human form. The loose elements seem to gravitate around a center of gravity creating the image of a man but it's unclear whether the motion is explosive or implosive in nature. The flow of the brush strokes and the posture of the unknown character is clearly resembling past depictions common in baroque painting. This is however just a pretext for using known imagery to convey a rather disturbing visual message.
R Brian Marsh Powerful!
Modern surrealism is hard to define, but I have started my selection:
June 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm
David Richardson Love this work Darius! Personally this is the sort of work I love. Got to be a 5 if I were the judge. Nice one and good luck.
I too have a work in the showdown...I would appreciate it if you could vote on it thank you for your time.
Ken Omom Strong Work like the depth in your work very beautiful work
June 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm
Carmen Dardalla hi darius,
i love your work in general and this portrait!
just voted !
maybe you want to have a look at my sculpture,i´m also in the showdown..
if you like it i would apreciate your vote...
thanks and good luck!
June 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm
Darius Martin Thank you Carmen! We made it to the next round! Your sculpture is really special!
July 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm
Carmen Dardalla thankyou darius! i find yours incredible! a mix of a contemporary bacon and archimboldo with a twist of your talent....
hope we both make it to the next round!!!!
warm regards to you and your wife