• Image of XX
  • Image of XX
  • Image of XX
  • Image of XX

A3 Digital Paintings
Signed Limited Prints
2015

These paintings began as a practice for drawing figures. I felt dancers were a great place to start as the lines and shapes of the subject are defined and precise - a perfect piece of design and structure - a natural architecture if you like. The idea of movement also really appealed to me. Thats where the dress became an important part of the piece, I've always loved painting fabric - as challenging as it can be - and it helped exaggerate the movement that I was trying to create.

I wanted to keep the facial features simple as to not draw attention away from the body, it was about creating feeling though body language rather than through facial expressions.

Throughout the process of creating this piece I became more involved with where i wanted it to go and what I wanted it to show. I didn't set out to create a final product, only practice the the human form, but before I knew it I was spending hours every day working on it.

When I had finished the figure itself, I felt it was lacking something. Thats where I went right back to the initial ideas of design and structure. This lead me towards architecture - specifically lines and angles. I wanted to make sure anything added enhanced the image rather than dominated it. After days of trial and error I eventually found a way to express fluid movement alongside something structural - has boundaries, feels caged and/or predicted - It's almost as if the figure has been suspended in mid air. You could view this as if the subject is being held back or is following a path, or even that the figure has created this path. It's completely open to interpretation.

The name of this piece reflects the female form as well as the architectural and mathematical influences. It's essentially taking the human form down to the bare basics - genetics. The female chromosome being 'XX'. This also ties is with the 'X' character which is often used to replace numbers and denote angles and measurements.

If you have any questions, comments or requests please feel free to contact me - art@rubyemery.co.uk

Availability

  • XX #1
    10 in stock
  • XX #2
    10 in stock