Today I finished a new piece:  “What do You See?”

LOR3nzo: What do You See?
This is the first piece of the series “Representational Abstraction”.

As usual, the idea for this piece has been percolating in my head for a while, this time only a few weeks.  And it only took 3 hand sketches and two computer sketches to generate the composition.  The background borrows the subtle green visual language from CURVES, and the LOR3nzo’s star is something that I have been experimenting for a while in sketches and bozzettis (see also Self Portrait 2015).

LOR3nzo: What do You See? (in situ)

 

This piece was always meant to be a play-on-word as well a play-on-images. While there’s an intention behind the main visual element of the zig zagged line, I invite the viewer to make their own meaning of the line, the accessory visual language and the piece as a whole.

Working titles for this piece have been:

  • This is What You Want it to Be
  • What You Want it to Be
  • The Journey

Before settling on What do You See?

It has been a lot of fun to bring this idea to fruition; my hope is that you will enjoy it as much as I do.

LOR3nzo: What do You See? [Genesis 1]

LOR3nzo: What do You See? [Genesis 1]

 

LOR3nzo: What do You See? [Genesis 2]

LOR3nzo: What do You See? [Genesis 2]

 

LOR3nzo: What do You See? [Genesis 3]

LOR3nzo: What do You See? [Genesis 3]

 

LOR3nzo: What do You See? [Genesis 4]

LOR3nzo: What do You See? [Genesis 4]

 

LOR3nzo: What do You See? [Detail A]

LOR3nzo: What do You See? [Detail A]

 

LOR3nzo: What do You See? [Detail B]

LOR3nzo: What do You See? [Detail B]

 

LOR3nzo: What do You See? [Detail C]

LOR3nzo: What do You See? [Detail C]

Title: What do you see?
Size: 36″ x 60″ (92 cm x 153 cm)
Media: mixed media (acrylic, tempera, and Bordeaux wine) on 10oz cotton duck canvas.

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What do You See? will be part of the show “Art with Men in Mind” @ Canvas Fine Art Gallery, 580 Harrison Avenue – Boston, MA (USA). November 6 to December 31, 2015.
Vernissage (Art Opening Party): Friday November 6, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Part of Boston’s First Friday.