Conjuring Up Nineteen Seventy Something
February 25, 2022
Size (h w d): 40 x 30 x 1.5 in
Medium: Oil On Canvas
Madison mixed representational and surreal/abstract elements together to give this piece an otherworldly aura, hinting at the inherent mysticism within painting itself.
The mirror effect of the gloves on top of the graphic background results in a juxtaposition between the real and unreal. The supergraphic, which is traditionally thought of as very flat and two dimensional, is extremely dynamic. It comes to life due to the use of repeating color gradients and a glowing effect around the edges. The horizon and warm palette alludes to a sunset, symbolic of the longing that is interwoven into the experience of nostalgia.
"Overall," says Madison, "I wanted the piece to feel like a portal to a 70’s parallel universe while also being imbued with the magic qualities of painting."