The cofession

Price: £ 1900

Category: Oil Paint

Author: BHX010

Size: 1400 mm x 980 mm


The painting has a rectangle orientation, the composition is visibly dependent on this form. There are no diagonal nor horizontal lines, the painting is based on unreadable shapes. We cannot clearly see which one is dominant, each spot seem to be important part of this expressive image.

When we start analyzing those strange and distorted forms, we perceive gnarled bones or cartilages plainly juxtaposed to dark background. When our imagination becomes the main percolator of the reality, we perceive those objects as human forms, with face, twisted and brokes bones but with no feelings. When we follow this way of interpretation, the next association is body after death, maybe already buried and now shown to us as an example of our weakness. That is why we experience this painting as disturbing representation of in-tranquility.

We think about the purpose of painting things like that – we are allowed to see the author's sensitive or cruel side? Is it just viewer's perception making jokes of his own mind or we are watching somebody's weird and conscientious in pictorial form? Perhaps we are witnesses of really intensive experiences, balance between dream and reality, nightmare and real situations seen before.


The range of colours is not large, restricted to blackish shadows in parts of background and indifferent whites or greys. This selection of colours influences the general duskiness of the painting. Here is a important aspect of perceiving this representation – the anxiety is growing as watching the picture. Colours are deeper and darker, connecting them with the action is a natural consequence. The expression of this image is grasped with patches seemengly composed in disorder, with erratic irregular shapes. It emphasizes the experience of in-tranquility.


We cannot also point that the composition is obviously closed or opened – elaborate planning which elements are put out diversifies it. To sum up, there is no doubt about the disturbing impression but there is still no answer what was the painter's intentions, is it just feeling like interrupting the viewer or serious confession.


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