When confronting ideas of truth, the viewer relies on methods of deduction, past experience, and bias. Through subjective and objective reasoning, an interpretation of events reaches a finality: is something to be believed?
In my work, I use several layers of oil paint in traditional methods of glazing, accumulating thin layers of color to achieve both flat designs and realistic trompe l'oeil passages within the work. In this way, the painting has the capacity to ‘fool the eye’ through elements that give the illusion of lifting off the panel and holding believable form, textures, and shadows.
Just as the figures within the work interpret the clown on television as being either ‘fake’ or one to be ‘feared’, the viewer of the painting can determine the surface of the painting as mere paint, or carefully constructed elements arranged to promote a greater truth. See artist bio Instagram: @jblyart Emal:email@example.com
Dialectic Oil on panel 5" x 7 " $750
1100 NW Glisan Street Portland, OR. 97209 503-243-3356