Tragic Comity: Prologue
From a new series, Tragic Comity, I've recently been working on. The images included are sourced from vintage photographs found online, recombined to create vignettes that are quasi- allegorical in nature. I'm interested in an ambiguity between life and the theater of life, between instincts and social mores and where they meet. The exploration is still quite new and the piece I've included is a very direct work by comparison to the sketches I've been producing, which I'm sorry I haven't included. I want to reserve all of my personal comments, descriptive or critical (of which I have many), so that this work itself may be viewed without a particular slant or bias. Any comments and criticisms, (formal, palette, thematic, etc.) are appreciated. I feel a bit stuck in some ways and feedback would be most helpful. Thanks.
Here is an image of my newest painting, not titled yet. I have a few ideas of how to finish it but I want to get feedback from you all on it. I don't want to say too much on it for now I think I'd like your pure thoughts first. I have also included a couple detail shots as well as an image of a new small piece. The last image is a finished shot from my last post where I showed the in progress wall scroll as well.
I really feel like I am starting to discover new things about this subject matter. It is really interesting to continue a series and find out which things you return to and which you don't. I really feel like I am learning a lot. I think practicing in both large and small format as well as different media has helped me understand the subject more clearly.
I finally have enough small draw-paintings to start bringing the old and the new pieces together!
I've been naturally grouping them mostly by palette or theme, which still helps me to work more freely with content's line and create patterns.
This is still a growing process so any feedback is welcome!