Diaries Series

2006-2010

 

This series is mainly inspired by the writing and symbols found in a doodled diary, especially the honesty found in that private and most personal medium.

 

These paintings are large-scale oil and mixed media on canvas. Beer bottle foil used as improvised gold leaf, glitter, Sharpie, ink, charcoal, oil bars, spray paint and stencils are examples of the materials used freely along with traditional oils.

Recent Paintings

 

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XXXO

 

XXXO was a project with Leanne Sargeant that began in February 2014. The goal was to take sexual imagery and pair it with a hug.

 

Some of the pieces were pretty risque, the four shown here are the tamest.

 

My pieces for the project were watercolor illustrations with poetry. I realized later they were illustrations of  intimacy that celebrated lust with innocence, wonder and play... and all were muddled with ideas of our place in the universe.
 

Odd Sections

2003-2005

 

Already objects, images of erotic models found in internet pornagraphy are further abstracted by odd cutting and cropping that obstructs comprehension of their original form. Through this, the figures become merely a design element in the overall painting and their original context and action is veiled, leaving behind only a decorative image of flesh without narrative.

 These paintings are large-scale oil on canvas or iron-on transfer and mixed-media on watercolor paper.

The Report

The Report

Sentiment and Greyscale

Sentiment and Greyscale

Origami

Origami

Bouquet

Bouquet

Contemplating Your Atmosphere

Contemplating Your Atmosphere

Gulls

Gulls

Familiars

Familiars

Crossing that Bridge

Crossing that Bridge

Automanic

Automanic

Equivalencies

Equivalencies

Winter

Winter

Ghosts

Ghosts

Lucian

Lucian

Mask

Mask

Untitled (Yellow Dress, Muir Woods)

Untitled (Yellow Dress, Muir Woods)

Victor

Victor

Whores

Whores

Steve

Steve

Remember When I moved in You

Remember When I moved in You

Angel is the Centerfold

Angel is the Centerfold

Untitled Female Figures
Untitled Male Figures
Untitled Female Figures
Untitled Female Figures
Untitled Male Figure
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© 2016 VA LEWIS

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Collection of Candace and Michael Magoski