This is an original, one-of-a-kind painting of the inside of an orange. It is an oil painting on professional-grade deep cradled painting panel and measures 6″ wide by 6″ long and 1 5/8″ deep. I signed it on the back of the canvas and painted the sides of the painting black. The piece is ready to hang but not framed. Depending on your computer, colors may vary slightly from photographs. Shipping is free to the United States.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK:
My oil paintings turn familiar kitchen scenes into in an arbitrary space where glistening, close-cropped fruit pulp becomes its own vibrant world. Hyper-magnifying the inside of ripe fruit in oil paint pays homage to traditional still life painting while distorting the genre. Varying the scale of my paintings and the species of fruit further heightens the enigma, blurring the boundaries between abstraction and representation, the microcosmic and macrocosmic, attraction and repulsion, and whimsy and the scientific. The imagery is readily identified as organic but from there it can take over the imagination.
Oranges symbolize good fortune, new beginnings, wealth, and happiness in Chinese and Japanese culture, as well as the hope of resurrection and eternal life in European culture and art. Citrus fruit is also associated with opulence, mortality, free will, wedding, marriage and love throughout art history.
As you can see in the last photos, my oil paintings look beautiful displayed together!
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
My artwork is internationally collected and has been featured in exhibitions in the United States, Italy, and Portugal since 2006. I am currently represented by gallery43 in Roswell, Georgia, and Colorida Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal.