Woods, Markeith

Woods, Markeith

Email Address: [email protected]
Medium: Drawings and Graphics,Mixed Media,Paintings
Region: Central
Residence: Pine Bluff

 

My work is an inspired narrative of life where people demonstrate love, respect, compassion, agony, oppositions, confidence, and death. I am a perceptual artist. Through observation, I aim to re-create my personal experiences by using symbols, words, images and emotions that are familiar. When faced with life's challenges and confronting pain it drives out the imperfection that we face such as oppression, health disparities, and social issues, unemployment, and other issues. These emotions are an inspiration for my work. I paint the faces in my artwork red, yellow, and orange to show a strong will that has been built up over the course of time. Time is the only thing the figures in my work can’t change but they can change themselves also the things around them in the right moment in life. The lines in the skin tones reminds me of my grandmother that time is important to take advantage of time and not let life stop us from confronting our destiny. It is only at this point my subjects have an opportunity to find their identity also one's talent or gifts. These qualities are illustrated by clouds, dark, cool colors, and vibrant colors to create a conceptual approach in my paintings. Mostly, I use primary colors to express the raw emotions and the struggles that my subjects encounter, which makes them strong. Recently, my attention is focused on the eyes. Currently, I am experimenting with the garments, crowns, and composition to draw my viewer’s eyes close to the sitter's character. By doing so, I can identify with their experiences and goals to dramatize their state of mind in a new and abstract way. I paint family members, friends, famous people, and strangers. From this, it gives me a sense of awareness and adds a personal dimension to my work. I paint because it moves me spiritually. Painting is a sense of worship to me and transports me to a place of peace. Faith has motivated my work. Painting allows me to express myself fully. Painting is my therapy and salvation.



 



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