Unfiltered 48″x48″ Acrylic on Tile Board with Black Frame, January 2014.

“SO FILTER IMAGE SAFE RED BLUR WITH FEAR.” Unfiltered was intended to be a raw unfinished look. Photographic images are often showed with filters. Filters represent insecurities in one’s artistic ability. If one is not comfortable enough to show the raw, unfiltered image, then they don’t truly understand the meaning of art. “Unfiltered” is a style of art that isn’t taught in schools. Its art based off expression and feelings of what should be felt while painting, rather than expressing concern on how the image should be conceived by the public. Picasso once stated “I paint how i feel, not how i think it should look.” The safe red blur distracts the audience; it’s a smoke screen that the presenter conducts elusively to the audience. It’s about binding away from the traditional style of art and trying something new. Unfiltered started off as a red and green painting that looked similar to a mad scientist. I started experimenting with a scraping technique because I didn’t like the look of painted borders. SO FILTER IMAGE SAFE RED BLUR WITH FEAR is my definition of people who poorly edit their photos to make them look better because they fear criticism. This face is unfiltered, because it’s expressive art.

Unfiltered 48″x48″ Acrylic on Tile Board with Black Frame, January 2014.