Living

2016

Acrylic on Canvas (Unfinished)
24"× 36"

Living is a depiction of a curated living room. Set in my residence in Cambridge, the space is a collection of furniture, artworks, magazines, and knick-knacks. These items are objects specifically chosen to display specific aspects of my personality; it is a curated portrait. The space, despite its detail to each and every object, is a centrefold. Leaving little to the imagination, the painting itself is the finale of a striptease: the nude scene. Living lacks all coquettish play; it is a complete reveal. There is little to entice, and there is too much presented information. The power of the piece is in its objects, not its tectonic surrounds. All objects are present, awake, and available on display.

© Dennis Tang 2017