Ambush 2, 2020.
Don Barnes
Encaustic, shellac burn, SWA..

The art offered for this show is a continuum in the exploration of the human condition and experience.

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I was first exposed to creating the human figure in art school, and the figure has appeared in the majority of my work. Figures are often loose and colorful as inspired by the expressionist (Emil Nolde, Egon Schiele, and Modigliani) and the Bay Area Figurative Movement. The art offered for this show is a continuum in the exploration of the human condition and experience. While the figures are present, the emphasis is shifted to our unpredictable environment, both natural and man-made; it feels like an ambush as we live in an ever changing and challenging context, both personal and as a whole.

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