Thursday, April 29, 2010

Justin Schaefer

"My Paintings convey a space where symbols have lost all connection to their origins. The human figure is constantly distorted, mutilated, and degraded, illustrating the existential despair that is wrought of the inability to attain integrity amidst uncertainty. As the figures attempt to converge with their external environment, a contradiction is unveiled and their inherent vulnerability is exposed. It is this vulnerable space I seek to capture, wrought with cryptic symbols, where one is compelled to consummately confront the transitory nature of existence."

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