It’s Complicated


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Original watercolour painting on gallery depth cradle, unframed.

It’s Complicated: A watercolour painting by Maurice Dionne

The painting captures a moment of complexity and contradiction, inviting viewers to ponder the interplay between reality and illusion. At first glance, the scene appears straightforward - a fire escape against a large building, adorned with ornate ironwork. However, upon closer inspection, one begins to question what is real and what is merely a play of light and shadow.

The artist skillfully plays with lines, blurring the distinction between the lines of actual structures and their shadows. The sunlight casts intricate patterns on the facade, creating a mesmerizing dance of light and dark. Muted colours dominate the palette, with warm browns, yellows, and beiges contrasting against cooler shadows in greys and blues.

As one delves deeper into the painting's intricacies, its complexity unfolds like a story waiting to be deciphered. The ornate ironwork takes on a life of its own, seemingly twisting and turning in an elegant display of craftsmanship. The interplay of sunlight and shadows adds depth to the composition, inviting contemplation on perception versus reality.

In this artwork, beauty lies not only in its visual appeal but also in its ability to provoke thought. It challenges viewers to question their assumptions about what they see and encourages them to embrace the nuances of ambiguity. Ultimately, this painting serves as a reminder that true artistry transcends mere representation - it delves into the essence of existence itself.

Unframed dimensions: 30 x22 x 0.1.5" (HxWxD)