SLOWED BY THE SUN
Digital drawings and Paintings.
‘Slowed by the Sun’ invites viewers to step into a world where time is tangible and memories are as vivid as the colors on a canvas. This series of digital and physical paintings is a testament to the transformative power of light and the profound impact of solitude on the human spirit.
The project is born out of a deeply personal experience on an abandoned farm. The artist found himself in a space where the outside world was obscured, and time seemed to slow down, becoming almost palpable. This sensation of slowed time, of being hidden away from the world, is beautifully captured in each piece of the series.
The paintings are a study in contrasts, exploring the interplay between light and dark, the known and the unknown, the past and the present. The artist masterfully uses light as a narrative tool, guiding the viewer’s eye and evoking a sense of mystery and intrigue. The light, filtered through holes in the roof of the farm, becomes a metaphor for memories, moments of clarity piercing through the darkness of forgetfulness.
The series is imbued with a sense of nostalgia, a longing for the simplicity and innocence of childhood. The artist draws upon his childhood memories of observing the world from a safe distance, hidden away in a barn loft. This sense of being an unseen observer, of watching life unfold like a movie, is a recurring theme in the series.
The paintings are not just visual representations of a place or a moment in time, but a sensory experience. The artist’s use of color, texture, and composition evokes the smell of hay, the density of the summer air, and the quiet solitude of the farm. The viewer is not merely observing the art, but stepping into the artist’s shoes, feeling what he felt, and seeing what he saw.
‘Slowed by the Sun’ is an exploration of time, memory, and the human condition. It is a reminder of the beauty that can be found in solitude, the clarity that comes with introspection, and the transformative power of light. It invites viewers to slow down, observe, remember, and feel.