Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
Atychiphobia means fear of failure; a visceral, profound feeling that is captured in this piece. The figure appears stifled by their formal attire and the imposing grey background. This contrasts the harsh, almost choking effect the red paint seems to have as it engulfs the figure’s neck.
The rapid brushstrokes across the face creates a mask-like effect, allowing anyone to project themselves into the piece, mirroring an all-too familiar sense of alienation that is exacerbated by modern life and its demands for absorption.
Digital Bodies is an online group show curated by Stina Gustafsson, Chloe Diamond, Serena Tabacchi and Marie Chatel featuring works by Cao Fei, Damjanksi, Frenetik Void, Hackatao, Hu Weiyi, Joanne Hastie, Lin Tianmiao, Maurice Benayoun, Miao Xiaochun, Skygolpe, The Fabricant, Travis LeRoy Southworth, and Twistedsister.
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