Figurative Art

During late 2012 I started work on a series of images that focus on the human form which are now presented in a new Figurative Art category at EyeInvent.

These new works are gestural, abstract, ephemeral. The title of each work may set the mind down a certain path, but as your eye and thoughts pass over each image my hope is that you come to find a more personal interpretation of the light and forms that flow from the darkness...

Two of the images follow below.

Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel shows a benevolent figure of power and warmth. As I look at the work many thoughts spring to mind. This is a being resembling human form with arms outstretched and a head that appears to be held slightly down and to one side, as if in thought, as if aware. Yet this spirit, this dreamlike, indistinct fiery figure, while not threatening, requires respect. It seems the less visual information I have before me, the more I explore its potential...

 

Guardian Angel


The Struggle to be Seen

In The Struggle to be Seen a shadowy figure twists and turns as if caught in a prison of light. Yellow-green folds are beautiful yet menacing as they softly and surely constrain. The image is an expression of suppression. We are unaware of what the figure wishes to communiate, but we are certain of her effort...

 

The Struggle to be Seen


When we see patterns we cannot help ourselves: we jump from one thought to another as we struggle to make sense of a world, no matter how strange, for to do so increases our chance of survival. It is one of the fundamental reasons for our fascination of abstracted representational forms, or of any art...

I hope you enjoy these and other works that you will find in the Figurative Art category at EyeInvent, and please feel free to comment on my work using the Contact Form.

Mike de Sousa
Artist/Photographer
EyeInvent

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