Title: The Human Proportion
Diesel New Art 2004, Draw
Artist: frank stain
About the work:
Oil on canvas in diferent sizes. The Human Proportion consists of three series of paintings: The Human Proportion (a triptych with Humanus Proportio, Delirium Sexualis and Orgamus Multiplex), The whole serie of El perro CrepusOcular (six paintings: The Walking-stick, The Ambassadors, The Search, Bad Company, The Blind and The Story-teller). And then The Fragmentary Circus (the three last triptyches in here).
At the centre of these paintings you will find the human figure, naked, fragmented, twisted and anonymous, My painting corresponds to a rebellious personal intimacy, motivated by the dehumanization of society. In its execution, this painting adheres to the figurative, expressionist tradition: my art conjures up its legacy and talks about the eternal conflict between good and evil, between light and shadow – the paintings aspire, through the religiousness of the icon, to that magic communion between work of art and spectator. The thematics of my canvases linger at the place where, according to Goya´s description, the Witch´s Sabbath were held… Today, just like yesterday and always in the society constructed by mankind, we are re-living the times of the warlocks; of fearful, two-timing alchemists; of the antithesis of love; of the institutionalized lie; of "new" crusades everywhere.
About the artist:
I am a foreing born artist living in Sweden for almost twentytwo years. In my paintings I search for the human expression, that look of horror that on the canvas turns into a cry of warning; and, why not, of laughter, because laughter is also a form of rebellion which questions the established. Red, in all its nuances and shades is the colour that best suits this purpose. The red of the unprotected flesh, skinless; the red of the naked blood; the red of fire and fury; the red of the tortured, and the red of my latinamerican sensibility - which rises and takes its place amid the minimalist nordic influences, that can be glimpsed in the almost monochromatic backgrounds of my paintings.