"Cleopatra," 64" x 40"
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas.
"She was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty and Queen of Egypt. This piece was named after Cleopatra, it demonstrates the abstract and figurative hybrid that I attempt to achieve in my paintings.
I pay a lot of attention in depicting human flesh at an anatomical level, a cold feeling, somewhat bruised and torn apart like a metal plate. Sometimes, I think this lifeless shield refers to a beaten up old armour that is subconsciously worn by a person during their lifetime. It is a reflection of how society teaches us that we must look stronger than we need to be and neglect our vulnerable souls.
Going back to Caesar’s lover. To compliment the figurative subject, I like to add abstract representations of classical and distinguishable elements. In this case, an Egyptian braided wig reinterpreted in a pattern of green lines. The entire composition proudly stands on a column of Roman influence. It historically and romantically references the Roman Emperor’s love and dedication to the Queen herself by putting her up on a pedestal, as many lovers do (and should)."
Italian-Canadian artist Fabrizio Sclocco creates a hybrid mix of abstract and figurative works revised in a Contemporary way, extrapolating the egoic mind, our fears, desires, compulsions, and habits strong themes of nostalgia, traditions, belonging, and the essence of emotions as an expatriate.
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