The Human Condition
Dave Calkins
Medium: acrylic
Artwork Statement - The Human ConditionThe year 2020 has surely defined the events that encompass who we are as a species. I normally start a painting very freely with little thought by putting down a bit of colour and proceed with some mark making. I attempt not to over-analyse my paintings while working and I prefer to keep within the moment. When I finally stopped and put down my brush I observed what I felt was currently going on in the world. I’m sure my own subconscious was guiding me to the current topic of Covid -19. Mankind’s very existence; birth, growth, emotion, aspiration, conflict, religion and our mortality is all of the characteristics and key events that compose the essentials of our time on this planet. We will adapt and survive this identity crisis as our ancestors before us have as we flow with the energy of life into a new day being humbled in our human condition.
92 CM x
 123 CM