Wednesday, February 8, 2012
House on the Hill
Damon Freed, an artist based in St. Louis, centers all of his recent artwork around patterns and asymmetrical relationships. This piece, titled House on the Hill, uses the image of the toilet to throw off what would have been a relatively symmetrical piece (If the painting is divided diagonally, the target-like object, purple- striped middle, and images of houses split, roughly, in half. Each side contains the nude backside of a human with red beneath the figure and green everywhere else). The asymmetry from the toilet and the opposing genders on each side creates enough tension to make the painting interesting.