Amira Teoh Seeber

Shenton College

Year 11

oil paint, canvas, air dry clay, acrylic paint

90 x 120 cm

I aimed to address the identity confusion prevalent in many young people today, and also raise the question of whether we should have to choose one defining identity as this is always evolving. I was inspired by surrealism to use unnatural placement and distortion of the figures. I also incorporated impressionism in the visible brushstrokes and blocks of colour applied to create dimension. I repeated the distorted figures to represent the different identities of the individual. Water is a symbol of emotions and distortion represents confusion. The drips communicate uncertainty and pressure. It is whitewashed and painted in an unrealistic style to suggest consciousness and the inner journey of finding identity.

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