You know the words.
You’ve seen it at least 5 times.
ONCE THE DRUMS CAME IN I HIT REBLOG.
literally my reaction.
I got this song stuck in my head a few weeks ago at work and was walking around humming it all day and I’m pretty sure my boss thinks I’m completely insane.
I get it as soon as I hear that little “wooww” at the beginning
IT’S FUCKING SEPTEMBER.
All Staedtler fineliner on watercolour paper.
Commission of four ink drawings for wedding decoration.
My latest commission! Going to be making them available as prints soon!
Brooklyn-based artist Alyssa Monks is a figurative painter, blurring the line between abstraction and realism. “Using filters such as glass, vinyl, water, and steam, I distort the body in shallow painted spaces. These filters allow for large areas of abstract design - islands of color with activated surfaces - while bits of the human form peak through. In a contemporary take on the traditional bathing women, my subjects are pushing against the glass “window”, distorting their own body, aware of and commanding the proverbial male gaze. Thick paint strokes in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh from a distance. However, up close, the delicious physical properties of oil paint are apparent. Thus sustaining the moment when abstract paint strokes become something else. When I began painting the human body, I was obsessed with it and needed to create as much realism as possible. I chased realism until it began to unravel and deconstruct itself, I am exploring the possibility and potential where representational painting and abstraction meet - if both can coexist in the same moment.” Monks’s paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, and her work is represented in public and private collections.
© All images courtesy of the artist