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    Contact kale.etienne@yahoo.com
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    Added 2017-12-05 10:38:24
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     “Living with a Pessimist” is an exhibition that explores borders between private vs. public moments and situations between the artist and her partner. Once placed into the public realm this visual expression of feelings reference the imbalanced intimacy and psychological stress portrayed that can often be experienced between two individuals who find themselves in a long term relationship. The physicality of pushing, pulling holding and overall juxtaposition of the figures illustrate the nuance of temperament that can in part define a relationship.  

                Representational portraiture is an immediate way to express the likeness of two people engaged in tense, intimate, and often dramatic interactions. They explore the reoccurring complexities and psychological nuances of communication and connectivity that are frequently a part of intimate relationships. The overlapping limbs, facial expressions and color palette are intended to support the form, association, tension, and mindset of the subjects. The artist reoccurring eye contact with the view pull them into the private space and give a hierarchy of emotions in the relationship. The artist is always the one engaging with the viewer through eye contact to create an emotional bond.

                The larger scale canvases are used to make the viewer feel like an active participant in the space, or a voyeur that feels their misplacement in the intimate situation depicted. The placement of the on looker challenges the private vs. public and engages the viewer in the discomforts described in relationship painted. My color palette for each piece is based off of a desired mood and placement in the home, but always have a cool undertone.

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    Name of Artist: Kaylynn Etienne
    Width (inches): 66
    Height (inches): 48
    Media: Oil
    Country: United States
    Painting Style: Representational: Figurative / Other
    Social Media Connect @: kale.veggiehunter

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