Vasko DeLev | Frazzled
Oil on Canvas | 2017
This is one of a series of paintings called "Fragmented world". Carefully rendered elements are intertwine with blocks and fragments of other images to convey an idea. This is one main characteristic of the "Fragmented world" series.
The painting "Frazzled" creates a sense of confusion. Blocks of white, yellow and blue colors occupy larger part of the canvas and counterbalance a figure of a man in the middle. White shirt, dark overcoat, and hand in an awkward position suggest that the person is stunned, frazzled, frozen in time by an event or thought only he can understand.
This painting explores the idea of laughter shared between a girl and a boy. The image of the boy is more vague, rather obscured, and looking away from the girl. The diagonal structure in the bottom left corner suggest movement, transition. The black colour separating both faces indicates a fragile, short lasting, or even already broken connection. It could be a farewell laughter...