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My painting creation: Psychological Struggle

I’ve been thinking about a few things lately, and this one might be related to psychology. Sometimes it feels like it can’t be expressed accurately in words, or that it would take a lot of space or different perspectives to express it in words.

But I still feel that it is not enough to express my heart with words, so sometimes I unconsciously want to draw something to express some of my psychology, thoughts and emotions.

Like this piece of creation, I called it: “Psychological struggle.”

First, with a strong contrast of black and white, showing enough tension and conflict, red is basically in the position of the golden section, striking.

The middle part: the white part can be seen as a “grave” or a “diamond.” The “grave” represents the plight, despair and struggle; “Diamonds” represent hope, value and light.

The top right is the money symbol, which is the value conversion of hope and diamonds. There is a beam of sky light from above. It is light, and it can also be the light to guide the direction of my escape.

The knife and blood imply that there is a price to pay, while the white shadow expresses that I have no direction and hesitation.

In short, there is a door in the “grave” or “diamond” that I can open to go out. My psychology is such a struggle that these contents and emotions keep emerging in my dreams. This work is my mental mapping after reading a detective novel, so I draw it out.

I want to say that the expression and presentation of visual art need to be based on emotion and psychology. Artistic creation is to reflect human nature and the natural signs of things and can be completely free from fame and gain and bondage.

I heard that the European Renaissance began with the liberation of human nature. Paintings and sculptures used visual impact to hit against people’s hearts and numbness and arouse people’s hidden desires and struggles. Through this creation, I feel the same way.


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