“I’ve Been Thinking About This All Day…”

“Chemical Rapture” Collection – 2022 Using my method I call “Abstract from Realism” I painted my latest collection called “Chemical Rapture.” I used mixed mediums to help create these paintings that depict very personal intimate moments, portraying the emotional and physical side of sex that most people can relate to in one way or another. Each painting was inspired by a different song that hit on all these different types of intimacy. The lyrics of each song are subtle or not so subtle in their delivery of sex and I found it intriguing that it was so in our face. And I thought “why can’t I do that with my paintings in an abstract way?” Each one of my reference photos was an up-close and personal insight into different types of intimacy and the different types of partners whether it is a married couple that has been together for a long time and needs to rekindle their relationship. A couple that clearly still has the hots for one another, a young couple just experiencing intimacy for the first time. Mere lust for someone that you only see from a distance or a hot one-night stand. Each one of the songs is both from the male and female perspective and I thought that was important to convey that it isn’t just one-sided. Each song is so different from the next that it was important to me to find the right color palette for each painting. After extensive listening, I determined a color palette based on the beat, the lyrics, and the type of intimacy it is portraying. From there I also determined the reference photos for each painting trying to make sure that I would be able to capture the correct energy for the mood. The titles of each painting are phrases from the songs, it was my subtle and not-so-subtle way of trying to tell the audience what the painting is about. This is “Chemical Rapture” Songs Ooh La by John Legend – Painting Title – “I’ve Been Thinking About it All Day” Hood of My Car by Anderson East – Painting Title – “I Felt the Pull” Love in Slow Motion by Ed Sheeran – Painting Title – “Living Fast Forward, But Not Tonight” Dress by Taylor Swift – Painting Title – “Pining Anticipation” Seven by Dave Mathews Band – Painting Title – “Take a Little Ride” Lingerie by Lizzo – Painting Title – “I Like That, Right There” Senorita by Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendez – Painting Title – “But Every Touch Is…” She by Harry Styles – Painting Title “So Pretend” Leave the Door Open by Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak – Painting Title “Don’t Keep Me Waiting”


Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions Height 101 cm x Width 101 cm x Depth 2 cm.