Isobel Vickery (L5)BA (Hons) Fine Art
I’ve been thinking about isolation, mainly because it’s the only thing I can think about right now. About the way my mind and my body feel alone, a lack of human contact, skin upon skin and word upon word. A conversation, and caress, a simple hug. And so I’ve been painting again, trying to work through these feelings because it is the only way I know how. This painting series began with the exploration of the human figure, because it represents so much more than just a body to me and it’s the best way I know how to express the situation we are all experiencing. It has since then progressed into abstraction as I lean further towards the evocative and away from the representational.
Some parts are opaque and some more fluid and translucent, metaphorical of the dissociative experiences that have been passing hours of my life far too quickly. And far too slowly at the same time. The aim is that by the end of this series of paintings I will feel calmer. I will feel more within my body and more a part of the world and space I inhabit.