| 25 October, 2016 02:28
This painting by artist Karima Swain is interesting on several levels. The most dominant feature is the woman in the burgundy-print dress, placed slightly off center and leaning at an angle as she rounds the chair. We know she is the only figure in motion against a field of static objects, and this contributes to the focus at this place on the canvas. The other intriguing visual effect results from a series of connected shapes, many painted in a more saturated tawny orange, leading from the bottom left to the upper right, creating a dyamic juxtaposition with the moving figure. As in her other painting, Karima considers her representational subject matter as an arrangement of abstract shapes and patterns, giving the viewer multiple dimensions to appreciate.
See the enlarged view here: