Unprecedented and massively invigorating.
These words describe Anna Kincaides collection of stylized paintings that are dedicated to her love of design and couture fashion.
Her figurative replicas of faceless characters solicit a plethora of emotional responses as Kincaides work depicts experiences and emotions that are felt universally, regardless of who her viewers are.
From those who have found monetary success but still feel empty to others who are constantly surrounded by people, but carry a heavy sentiment of being absolutely alone in the world.
For instance, some of Kincaides paintings like Ive Given It All That Ive Got and Waiting For Nothing seem to offer a more dark depiction of society and the relationships formed with the people around us.
Whats been interesting for me is the fact that many of my titles have become purposely more melancholy or provocative and leave the painting open for interpretation. Its easy to look at a person and pass judgment without knowing his/her story. My paintings are representative of that in a way, such as a bright painting of a beautiful girl thats given it all that shes got or a handsome man who feels hes waiting for nothing. People are a lot more complicated than a first glance will give you and Im exploring this in my work. You may see a painting of a pretty girl in a dress but the title will suggest otherwise and then you may begin see the piece a little differently.
I love that people are more than they appear to be and I want to elaborate on that idea as I continue to paint.