24"x36" (60.96x91.44 cm)
Oil on Canvas
Preservation is a contemporary painting by emerging artist Carlos Antonio Rancaño.
This painting is a continuation on a series of paintings I created called Hopeless Romantic. In those pieces I had a male figure crouching, or kneeling, with arrows sticking out their back, symbolizing Cupid’s arrows.
In this painting (which is somewhat of a self portrait) you see the male figure pushing an arrow into his chest.
What I think of when I see this image, is the thought of self love and the sacrifice or pain one goes through to come to that realization. I also enjoy the contradiction of a dark/grotesque image symbolizing a beautiful message.
The painting itself is filled with small copy that reinforces the message of self love. The piece is slowly built up with dripping textures and opaque brush strokes. Some of the paint is pushed and dragged with a putty knife.
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