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Contrast by Patrick Palmer 
Oil on canvas
Image size: H:75 cm x W:60 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:75 cm x W:60 cm x D:4cm
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look
Oil painting on (box) canvas - a monochromatic tonal study. Please note this is painted on a box canvas so ready to hang. This piece is created as a sort of open ended visual metaphors for the viewer to interpret - no facial clues to explain her state but plenty of emotion. A definitively black and white image with an ambiguous/grey meaning. Palmer's realistic, monochromatic study of the human form is open ended in its symbolism; although clearly imbued with emotion, the woman's contorted body language, obscured facial expression, flat background and reduced palette create a sense of ambiguity. This allows for an interpretative, interactive element; the viewer is invited to explore this figurative work and create their own assumptions about the narrative. Her nudity and closed body language is intriguing, creating a raw sense of vulnerability and truthfulness.