Gesture versus nurture
Updated: Nov 29, 2020
The idea of gesture in art work intrigues me. It is what sets painting apart from photography. It shows you into the movement and emotion of the artist and allows you to connect directly to their soul. At the beginnings of a painting, using gesture and mark-making is easy but as you move towards potential representation, it can become a fight between gesture and realism and often that yearning towards representation takes over.