The Big C
Open Art Calls Accepted Artists
Takoma Park, Maryland USA
Beauty Behind the Beast
As a consequence of my illness (Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma B Cell Cancer), I became the subject and my approach to painting changed as well. I began to notice a different language starting to develop, which was abstraction in my art and reality. With this style of art I began to use color to represent a mask and use different patterns to represent how the exterior of my body felt after radiation. In this new discovery I begin to incorporate other tools to depict the figure, instead of only using a brush. My new utensils consist of pens, palate knifes, along with scrapping and roller tools. Each portrait examines my interpretation of the different stages of my transformation. Through my observation I have discovered my direction in my current work is an introspective examination of myself.
The views expressed by our artists in their artist statements do not necessarily represent the views of our art galleries. Artists can be visually expressive but may verbally misrepresent their true intentions or ideas. Please note that we support expression, whether it is controversial or not, but our intention is never to offend.
If you are interested in art collecting and would like to purchase this beautiful art, give our art galleries a call. Our art gallery is a wonderful place for art collectors.
Our owner and curator is Linnea Lenkus, who also owns two photo studios in Los Angeles and has a passion for high quality art. Her goal is to promote the best artists in all of her art galleries Los Angeles.