BITING NAILS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Oil on Canvas

20" x 16"

BITING NAILS ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Whilst travelling underground…

You may have noticed my subtle references to people and the constant need to be online in my other art pieces. Here is a questionable piece,  found deep under the city of London. I felt there should be some kind of artistic merit, as if iphones could be some exciting torch in a darkened cave, but there was none. Infact the opposite – the soft hum of imagination being sapped. Just the fear of daydreaming or a stranger’s eyes. It was interesting enough to note and reconstruct in this unique piece, leaning more towards the figurative charge. This piece relies heavily on pushing the observer away with a contrasted bar and no place for the eyes to sit in the empty, uninviting right quarter of the image. My intentions are to bring motion and contrast to a situation. It is abstracted in a way to give feeling and life to the scene. The composition and colour balance are used to represent the real time nature of such awkward viewing/observing, never letting the eyes rest on the subject and the overall motion outweighing that of a fidgeting traveller. This piece is partially aimed at those who are constantly deeply immersed in their phones and gadgets, never sparing a cheeky peep at their fellow travellers. Next time you’re travelling keep an eye out for those who are “Biting Nails on Public Transport”

The face of public transport changes – people become almost muted between the stationed stages of their life. Most passengers use technology as a talisman to ward off boredom and interaction. This piece is a timeless study of those yet to adjust.