Acrylic and oil on canvas
24 x 36 inches
Fake Solace, a 24 x 36-inch acrylic and oil on canvas piece depicts a woman in a beautiful Filipiniana holding a lit cigarette. What’s unusual in this European modern classic piece is the presence of death. His dark and gloomy appearance contrasts that of the woman. Fake Solace tells us that like in all other segments of our lives, not everything enriches us.
“My subject in the painting found comfort in all the wrong places with all the wrong companions. This is a familiar scenario with people my age. Life has a funny way of reminding us of what we should truly value and of what we must assess, like relationships.”