“The Waiting” | Acrylic on canvas | 24 x 30 inches | Painted 2017 by Matt Cauley

Multiple explores an undefined period of time.

By repeating the same model throughout the work, there is some question as to whether the subject is there in the present or if they might be experiencing a long past distant memory. Perhaps they have a sense of restlessness brought on by an external force, or moments of uncontrollable discomfort or joy. It could even be something as simple as someone patiently waiting for a friend to arrive, or the anxiety one feels of some as of yet undelivered news.

The settings are sparse, permitting the viewer to bring their own interpretations to the event depicted, and to the duration of how it unfolded.

It was an absolute pleasure to work again with Hillit, the model featured in my painting Morning Sludge. Oddly enough, this was another coffee-themed artwork, though the circumstances are left to the viewer to envision.

The Waiting
Acrylic on canvas,
24 x 30 inches,
Painted 2017 by Matt Cauley.


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