When Representation and Abstraction Merge
At what point does the figure in a figure painting lose its formal or narrative dominance? Please submit work that walks this line or crosses over it.
Other decades’ responses, Cubism, Expressionism, Fill-in-the-blank-ism, reflected their time and place. But how are you responding to the individual in our decade? If we are constantly bombarded, have no true privacy or quiet space, are inextricable from our social network and indistinguishable from our own branding and social media connections, how does that inform your figurative work? How does the way your figures inhabit, share, exist or dissolve into their space mirror our place in society today?