A choice of current work by East London-based artist Shaqúelle Whyte. Utilizing his portray observe to discover his ideas and emotions, Whyte directs his topics as in the event that they had been actors and the canvas the stage, crafting narratives that, although not self-portraits, mirror his life and experiences. This course of permits him to inform tales in a way more abstracted approach—providing simply sufficient data to counsel a narrative, whereas leaving loads of room for interpretation.
As his physique of labor grows, Whyte has been leaning extra into the surreal, utilizing the physicality of paint as a central aspect. “The differentiation between the thickness of paint, the inherent texture that comes from it permits for me to additional push what it’s that I can do,” he explains. “Within the pursuit of this, oil pastel has grow to be a characteristic in my work. It has allowed me to convey again parts of drawing into my work. Oil pastel weaves out and in of the oil paint which frees up the method of how I signify parts of the determine and scene that I’m making an attempt to create.”
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