Kenopsia – a run through of works so far…

It is my plan to have an exhibition some time in the near future. I’m trying to build a solid body of work, possibly 50 – 60 paintings, with the working title of Kenopsia. I came across this word on a website called The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows – which is dedicated to made up definitions. So for my own sake, more than anything else, here is a run through of work (so far) that will be part of this collection.

kenopsia

n. the eerie, forlorn atmosphere of a place that’s usually bustling with people but is now abandoned and quiet—a school hallway in the evening, an unlit office on a weekend, vacant fairgrounds—an emotional afterimage that makes it seem not just empty but hyper-empty, with a total population in the negative, who are so conspicuously absent they glow like neon signs.


Alice in Chains, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Alice in Chains, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Among the deepening shades, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Among the deepening shades, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Climb to our proper dark so that we may trace, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Climb to our proper dark so that we may trace, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Into the artifice of eternity III, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2011

Into the artifice of eternity III, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2011

Out of the murderous innocence of the sea,  oil and acrylic on canvas, 2011

Out of the murderous innocence of the sea, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2011

Into the artifice of eternity II, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2011

Into the artifice of eternity II, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2011

Into the artifice of eternity I, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2011

Into the artifice of eternity I, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2011

Ghost Reveries, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Ghost Reveries, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Rooted in one dear perpetual place,  oil and acrylic on canvas, 2010

Rooted in one dear perpetual place, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2010

Shadows the inherited glory of the rich, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Shadows the inherited glory of the rich, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

These stones remain their monument and mine, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

These stones remain their monument and mine, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Through the veils of our sacred silence,  oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Through the veils of our sacred silence, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Washed by times waters as they rose and fell, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Washed by times waters as they rose and fell, oil and acrylic on canvas, 2012

Ruins Overwhelm Us, Oil and Acrylic on paper, 2013

Ruins Overwhelm Us, Oil and Acrylic on paper, 2013

Ruins overwhelm us II, oil and acrylic on paper, 2013

Ruins overwhelm us II, oil and acrylic on paper, 2013

To a chasm vast and deep and wide, oil and acrylic on paper, 2013

To a chasm vast and deep and wide, oil and acrylic on paper, 2013

Enter the tide as if it were nothing, Oil and Acrylic on paper, 2013

Enter the tide as if it were nothing, Oil and Acrylic on paper, 2013

Standing beside the serpentine staircase, Oil and Acrylic on paper, 2013

Standing beside the serpentine staircase, Oil and Acrylic on paper, 2013

There is a comfort in silence, oil and acrylic on paper, 2013

There is a comfort in silence, oil and acrylic on paper, 2013

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2 Responses to “Kenopsia – a run through of works so far…”
  1. Charlene L says:

    I really like your aesthetics, your work looks very dreamy and has an atmosphere all of its own 🙂 I hope you can have your exhibition soon!

    • Thank you very much, I really appreciate it! I’ve tried hard to come up with an original style but it doesn’t always work. I hope I can get an exhibition too – some time after summer maybe. Fingers crossed! Thanks for following my blog!

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