Concerning Bodily Structures
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.
Atychiphobia, Skygolpe 2020
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
Art courtesy: Skygolpe