50 x 84 cm | 18 x 31 in
Original painting in acrylic on canvas.
"Study of the female form inspired by Sylvia Plath. Vibrant colors and expressionist approach to subject matter makes the piece interesting on many levels. Mixed media painting on canvas (I have started of with oil painting and the added finishing touches with acrylics. This technique gave a piece more depth and mysterious feel)."
Read about her artistic journey
It's not pretty in the traditional sense, but Alice Dyba's style aptly reflects her portrayal of humanity in the gutter. The characters she paints are obnoxious, mad, full of energy; it's infectious, their mania unhinges the environments they inhabit, and the world becomes a malignant drunken blur. “Are we having fun yet?” whispers the devil on your shoulder.
Painting with nostalgic cynicism, Dyba assumes a similar role to contemporary artist Antony Micallef: the filth and the fury combine in a modern critique of humanity.