104 x 203 cm | 40 x 79 in
Original drawing in mixed media on paper.
Original drawing in ink and charcoal on paper.
"This work is intended to convey relationships in all of their complexities. The unpredictable nature of the fluid mediums suggest that perhaps the female is male, raising questions regarding gender and sexuality. They appear troubled and delicate, yet reluctant to breakaway from their lives together as one. In an effort to push through whatever their relationship is up against, they remain 'Lovers in all Circumstance'."
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The communication between viewer and artwork, or self and other, are vast in the case of Samantha Wilson’s work. Our attention is immediately caught in the punctuating forms that loom over us with an engaging presence. Large scale figures and bodily forms rendered in charcoal and ink stare out in uncompromising and stark confrontation. Wilson chooses pastel shades and ominous pinks against the shadowy, smoky contrast of charcoal to draw beautiful yet provocative reflections of individual characters. The often withdrawn expressions and vacant faces lend a mysterious and somewhat isolated mask to each figure, begging questions of identity and the societal discord of otherness. Each figure is cloaked in darkened shapes contrasted against softened edges, which lure unsettling feelings. This, in turn, exposes the diverse interpretations and arousing subjectivity obtainable through each piece.