A lone astronaut cascades down toward the ocean's surface, his trusty inflatable pink flamingo rescuing him from a watery grave.
This is a somewhat triumphant moment - it looks like he's going to be alright! - but IS he?
Andreas Claussen's (@andy.claussen) bold palette is just as delicious as the meaty subtext of his "Flood"-themed body of work which instantly sparks some very necessary conversations about the state of the rapidly changing environment, the most prominent one being: "How is humanity going to adapt?"
Wisely, the oil painter balances this sobering topic with just the right dose of humor, resulting in a dynamic array of paintings - featured in his new art book, "Flood" (link below) that make a quite a visual and intellectual impact.
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Title: "Like An Angel Fallen From The Sky"
Artist: Andreas Claussen (@andy.claussen)
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 160 x 120 x 3 cm
This is so much more than just an image of a tufted burgundy leather chair.
It's the kind of chair that you might see in a therapist's office, beckoning you to share all of your worldly problems and secrets.
Like many other creatives, British artist @tommyfiendish uses his time in front of the canvas to explore the deeper aspects of his own personal thoughts and feelings...sort of like a form of self-therapy:
"You are looking at me in the work as much as you are reading the underlying messages. My art is a vision of the world and an expression of myself."
He adds, "I recommend art therapy to anyone. You don’t need to be technically gifted to channel your inner demons onto canvas or into poetic words or sound."
Title: "Pinned Leather"
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 93 X 103cm