If I use the red tone Bugatti Veyron as a model to paint a red Bugatti, it would be easier for me, but where is the challenge and fun so I use the blue colored one to come up with a red one. This is not my first time to paint the car Bugatti, I actually painted another Bugatti model, which appeared in a small photo in my painting called the "Material Girl." Bugatti is my favorite dream car to give as a dream gift to my boyfriend. Well, i hope one day I will have the money and of course, a real boyfriend first. But tell me, which should come first: the money to buy my dream car for him or have a boyfriend first? haha.
The man in the painting is again the American guy, Sir Thomas Beck. In this painting, I have turned Sir Thomas into a hot wealthy Arabian guy in disguise as a shepherd, bringing a girl a bunch of diamond gifts from Tiffany (those light green small bags he is holding in both his hands.)
Why does this painting qualify as an innocentism art?
This painting appears just another sarcastic humor about a rich guy trying to get a girlfriend by buying him gifts and showing her his wealth and at the same time trying to go down her level. But there is really more to it than meets your eyes. I may not narrate the story behind the painting well in English but I painted it with an intention of adding simple metaphor or symbols to the images as follows:
STAIRS AND BUILDINGS
Stairs - the symbol of going up and down. Its uneven structure without railing tells you to be careful of the path you have chosen because you can either fail (go down) or succeed (go up).
Succeeding: I have painted the stairs to appear that it's looking like built inside the light green building, but it is actually the stairs leading to the brown building. This staircase is beside the next
light green buidling which appears to look like built inside the light blue building. The stairs being surrounded by buildings are the symbol of one being surrounded by obstacles despite being already on top. It suggests him to be careful of his success because even if he has already made it to the top, he is still surrounded by unforseen events that can cause his downfall. Of course, he can use the stairs to go up again. And since the actual staircase is not actually inside the other buildings, the symbol of obstacles can also be just possibilities or warnings of any downfall.
The light blue building is the symbol for going up to another level as in "the rich goes richer." However, if you will look closer again to this light blue building, you will see below at the right side that it has an optical illusion that will make you feel dizzy after staring at it continuously for at least 30 seconds. This is the symbol for dillusion, because a previously successful person becomes already unrealistic, still trying to live a life he once had even if it is no longer affordable, once faced by another downfall.
These light blue and dark blue buildings separated by dark violet wall are actually parallel to each other, meaning it is built at the same line. If you measure the line where both building stand, it's a straight line but the optical illusion I designed makes the dark blue building appear a little bit farther. It is a little science project I added to this work of art.
The colors of these above mentioned two buildings are the symbol of the character of a person. A person can be the same person, but if he changes his character he will look like another person to someone.
The gap between the light blue and dark blue buildings, illustrated by the violet wall, symbolizes the effort one has to exert to separate his old self from his new self.
Failing: There is really nothing so special about failing. I would not recommend anyone to fail but it looks like it is a sad part of life of everyone. Being at the bottom of the stairs, there is still green pasture after all, but it could be very limited. Moreover, it can also be all dried up down there, absolutely nothing, just like an empty gray driveway. It is all up to take the necessary steps to try to go up.
The Brown Building Small Door - the symbol of challenge. It is a challenge for anyone to enter a small door bigger than his body. The uneven blue color surrounding the small door symbolizes the hard and easy challenges which can be either be more or less.
The brown color building represents the material wealth, when added with a small door it means, the hard challenge to accumulate wealth, but the staircase on the right side attached to the brown building indicates that through step by step moves you can eventually become wealthy.
The Color of the buildings - The color of the 4 buildings represent the 4 seasons. The strong contrast of the building color is the symbol for the separation of the rich and the poor. So you will
notice that the painting color combination crashes. The buildings all look unstable because nothing in the world is really permanent.
The Arabian Man - He is the symbol of opportunities. His covered head tells you that the upper end is uncertain or hidden. The body parts symbolize the truth, which can either be naked or covered. The gifts he is holding on both of his hands symbolize lots of small opportunities and one big opportunity. His smile tells you that the opportunity smiles at the right person. And he is heading near the stairs which symbolizes that opportunities are just around the corner to be taken with you.
The Muslim lady - is the symbol of uncertainties.
The unknown hidden face is the symbol of any person faced with all the realities surrounding him.
The bucket she is holding is full or empty, nobody knows - is the high society‘s symbols of hypocrisy and secrecy of how one masks himself to the public. She is just staring at the light blue building, dizzy by the optical illusion, and uncertain of what is coming ahead but lots of options are available if she only looks around her and does something worthwhile.
The red car - just the symbol of common wealth which can either coming from black money or from it being red the symbol for aggressiveness and luck.
I entitled this painting "The Uncertainties"
Painting size:LxW 80x100cm
Where to find the painting:
This painting will be in my art exhibit within the next 3 years. If you want to purchase it in advance, you have to agree to lend it to me for the show.
Stating all the symbols associated in this painting, I will let you guess why I consider it an innocentism art. So this is all about what is in my mind while I was painting it. I do not just paint out of the blue but I want the concept of the painting to be understood by the majority of the public, so just simple, nice and clear, just like the songs of Elvis Presley. Another Michael J. Pollock's art might be too expensive yet so compicated that even a child can paint, so let's go back to the basics. I hope you understand this art now how I see it. You might have another interpretation, you are welcome to email me and tell me about it.