Room Living (Another Weekend Gone)
Someone stuck in the house while the days go by.
January 26, 2022
Travis K. Schwab’s Room Living (Another Weekend Gone) is drenched in ultra-saturated colors that transform the natural elements in the painting. The bouquet and the subject's blonde French braid evoke the natural world and a wholesome bucolic environment. However, the artificial, almost neon light transfigures these formally natural elements into something unnatural and otherworldly. The synthetic light washes over the entire canvas and transforms its contents like our lives have been transformed by quarantine. We increasingly feel more disconnected from nature and each other and more at ease in the isolation of our homes, drowning in the light of our many screens.
Room Living (Another Weekend Gone)’s interplay of light, color, texture, and depth is truly remarkable. The folds of her blanket become an abstract oasis. The abstraction is so pronounced that it begins to conjure up figurative images; a ghostly screaming face rises from the center of the canvas.
February 01, 2022
Very well written observation. Thank you for your review on the painting.
February 08, 2022
It was a really great work to write about!
- Metaphysical, Portrait
- Painting - Unframed
- Oil, Canvas
12.00 inches wide
16.00 inches tall
1.50 inches deep
- 0.75 lbs
- Irwin, PA, US