Lullaby


Inspired by watching documentaries and TV series on crimes and cults, Lullaby is a conceptual response to the horrors that lie within the recesses of humanity. It also considers the juxtaposition of light and darkness that creates that familiarly unsettling feeling found in fairytales. It plays around with the themes of beauty and innocence, but has more sinister undertones with the suggestion of poison or suffocation being hinted at by the way that the foxgloves are placed angularly across the face. Aesthetic influences for this piece include Giorigio Di Chirico, who uses crumbling plaster casts as the focal point of his surreal dreamscapes, and the Pre-Raphaelites, who crowd their paintings with excessively bright flowers.

Oil on Panel
40cm x 70cm
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© Kieran Ingram 2018