Modern contemporary acrylic painting on board titled "The Damned" by David Calleja. A simple yet striking monochromatic colour pallet.
Standing in the sand over looking the bay on a melancholy night. The cold salt air stings as it hits the back of my throat, the silver light shimmering as it hits the water, you hear the soft waves collapsing and dissipating into the sand as it touches my feet. But wait. What's that a half submerged female nude protruding out of the dark, black water, long jet black hair and bluish white opaque skin and dark brown eyes, almost black. Hey, what are you doing out there, I clumsily sheltered while looking around to see if anyone else was nearby to see this. But no, just me and the strange but alluring lady just three foot from me in the black water. She replied in a soft warm voice, like a musical nursery rhyme, yes, you remember! Yes that's right, like when you were a child. She repeats, Come in join me, the water is fine join me like a broken record in my mind. One step then another as her chanting pulls me in deeper and deeper I go until she grabs me and pulls me down deeper into the black void of water. But no wait there's no one there, just me paralysed as the stinging cold water takes over my body and numbs the pain. Floating beneath the numb silent water like a baby in a womb, watching as the last bubbles of life float up into an ever growing void nothingness, darkness encroaches is it time.
This is a modern take on the Greek mythology "Siren" and the diminishing mental health. Of course it is essentially up to you the viewer, as to what you see within the piece. The painting is new and in excellent condition, it is signed with monogram on bottom right corner and is approximately 94 x 125 x 4cm in size.
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The painting in frame is approximately 94 x 125 x 4cm in size, 10kg.
Acrylic on masonite board.
About The Artist:
I have always had an interest in art and was drawing at a very young age, and pride myself on being a self taught artist. Specialising in portraiture and figurative, but equally adept in still life and landscape, I am very adaptive and versatile to a broad range of styles with a preference to classical and abstract, as well as materials and processes, including oils, acrylics, screen printing, etching, lino, pencil, pen and pastelI. I have a great passion creating commission pieces for both private and commercial use. I work closely with my clients to ensure that all criteria is met. I actively participate in art exhibitions both local and abroad for which I have won awards. I create pieces both emotive and dramatic, using techniques that I have developed over the course of my career.
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