In this work the obvious contrast appears to be the strong tonal difference between the background and Buddha Shakyamuni that appears in the foreground.

The background appears in a messy haze of monochromatic imagery to represent the mundane values in everyday consumer life, perhaps in how modern day life we are constantly bombarded with visual material both online and offline, and always looking for that something new. Perhaps by having the imagery arranged in such a way it also suggests the general business and unsatisfactory nature that this mentality can lead to.

In contrast by having an image of the Buddha in colour in the center this tends to suggest perhaps there are other ways to find fulfillment in day to day life.



Painting completed 2016
Painted by Damien Pascoe
Acrylic on cotton canvas, 47cm x 62cm, Collection of Artist
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