"Unexpressed" - Acrylic on panel. 18 x 24 inches. Painted 2014 by Matt Cauley

Water is vital for life. Water is in continuous motion. Water cycles through evaporation, condensation, precipitation. Water heals. Water… erodes.

Water is an experimental series of paintings. The human narrative is still there, but the subjects are now interconnected with this additional elemental force. As paint is applied to the canvas, the water will deteriorate that same paint and wash it away. Colors bleed, the subjects are obscured, and the water brings an extension of emotion. As with all my works, I ask the viewer to bring their own interpretation to each painting, and create a new and unique story each time the work is viewed.

Unexpressed is the first of the Water series. I had been on a bit of a painting hiatus, and wanted to depart from my Big Heads painting series. I intentionally positioned the models so neither was facing the camera. This painting is a bit rough, especially compared to later works in the series, but it was a fantastic learning process. The first step towards something larger…

Unexpressed
Acrylic on panel
18 x 24 inches
Painted 2014 by Matt Cauley


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