Aaron Smyth, As Twilight Fades

Aaron Smyth, The Shards that Still RemainAaron Smyth, Paper Dolls

The Fragile Nature of Intimacy’ series presents an equivocal harmony of digital and hand rendered work, two voices brought together to contrast and complement one another in exploring both sides of the discord between corporeal and metaphysical understandings of ‘being’; the division between ‘The Real’ and ‘The Lived’. The work presents figurative interactions, textural representations and intertwined bodies. These ethereal figures act as referents to the body talking of the emotional and transcendental nature of our tender interactions. They discuss the dissension between sociocultural and historical perceptions of the corporal body and the limitations of our physical vessels. Their desire for contact is a desperate attempt to understand themselves and each other; a tender requisite for validation on their search for love and identity. The work pushes past the boundaries of the physical world by distorting the familiar. What at first appears ostensible subsequently reveals itself as a bricolage of body and gesture, time and experience. Both mediums stand in juxtaposition, enunciating different facets of the same investigation and giving different perspectives upon the same questions. This allows for a greater exploration and reflection upon the tenderness and toughness of this temporal place, sparking thoughts of modern love, body politics and intimacy while simultaneously touching upon questions of gender, power and relationships.

 

As Twilight Fades
Printed in 2015
Lithograph, Layered Silk Screen
75x 55cm
Edition of 5
Framed
€825

 

The Shards That Still Remain
Printed in 2015
Lithograph, Layered Silk Screen
75x 55cm
Edition of 5
Framed
€825

 

Paper Dolls
Printed in 2015
Lithograph, Layered Silk Screen
75x 55cm
Edition of 5
Framed
€825