Detail of “Raindance”
By Solly Smook
Oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas
95 x 70 cm
“The goal is to create paintings that engage with matters beyond what is immediately visible, quite often consciously and reflexively questioning the nature of spiritual identity as something deconstructed, created, and tangible.
I am significantly concerned with the beauty of the human being. Inspired by a wild deviation from dogma and the truth of spiritual matter that lies blatantly in sight. I do not try to portray the struggle, the past, or any other form of oppression that some might expect from art. Instead I aim to bring or portray the beauty we seldom see. Reminding the viewer to feel. Reminding the viewer of the spirit within.” – Solly Smook