42” x 48” x 1.5"
Acrylic, ink, on canvas
We are a different version of ourselves depending on who we’re interacting with - each person's personality can be so wildly versatile.
We play a different role in the lives of the people we know - we are parents, we are children, we are friends, we are lovers, we are teachers, we are students. We can be one or more of those things to one person, and yet we are all of those things at some time or another. But deep down, we each have a core sense of Self. The type of person you are when no one is watching, when there’s no judgement or need to perform. That is the person we must all come to love, because that identity is the only person we will truly be forever. If one of the roles you play with others is met with friction, just remember who you are - you are so much more than the one role you’re known for to someone else. You are you, in all your perfect imperfection.
This collection of paintings inspired by Art Week in Miami explores themes of class division, and the palpable cultural differences that exist within one city (that ironically seems to have its own sense of cultural identity that seems highly influenced by the working class). This collection also explores the theme of art, and what is considered to be art according to the viewer (ie: graffiti vs. abstract art, landscape photography vs. landscape painting, photojournalism vs. portraiture).
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This painting was hand-stretched by the artist in her studio on 1.5" thick gallery stretchers. It can be hung as an exposed canvas, or framed in a floating wood frame for a more polished look. This painting comes with an artist statement and signature. If you purchase this painting you will be contacted by the artist for more information about pick-up options in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, or delivery/shipping information. Please note that the buyer is responsible for any shipping charges and/or for picking up the painting, but the artist will facilitate the process by obtaining quotes, packaging the product safely, and bringing it to a shipping centre at no extra cost. Reach out to the artist directly through the Contact page for any inquiries regarding this piece.
*This is an original painting by Tania LaCaria, there is only one in the world.