Artist: Allison M. Low
Title: 'Piñata' from the Oddlings Series
Size: 77h x 57w x 3d cm (30.32h x 22.44w x 1.18d inches)
Media: Graphite, gouache and gold leaf on Arches pure cotton paper
Frame: This work comes framed in a beautiful bespoke exhibition frame (see images) provided at no additional cost. Such frames may come with small marks due to use for exhibition purposes. This work can also be shipped unframed and this may reduce significantly international shipping costs. If this is of interest, do not hesitate to let us know.
'Piñata' is an original drawing by Allison M. Low part of her 'Oddlings' series where the central theme is about desire, vulnerability and loss. Drawing on the discord in human relationships, and the duality between self-worth and self-sacrifice in times of great uncertainty.“
Using children as her subjects, Allison creates peculiar situations depicting the uncontrollable and erratic desires that lie deep within the human psyche.
Oddlings is an exploration of relationships gone sour, and the denial that inevitably follows. Focusing on the times we have to measure our self-worth against self-sacrifice in the attempts to hold on to the people we love, and the foolishness that results from those endeavours. It is about how we often abandon the principles that we have built over the years, and return to a state of childlike disregard for consequence. It is about trying to understand that these conflicts are driven by the innocence and naivety that comes with love and longing.
Drawing from portraits of unknown children from a distant time has become a means of detachment from personal calamity. It has provided an open landscape to process emotions from a place beyond the mess. Constructing exaggerated scenarios of children - playing twisted games, manipulating and being manipulated, dealing with semi-inanimate existences - helps to grant an awareness of choice in how we handle ourselves during periods of emotional chaos.
Allison M. Low is an artist based in Singapore. Fascinated by the human condition, she works primarily as an image maker and her practice has recently expanded into the fields of murals, installation art and digital projections. After graduating with a Diploma in Visual Communications from Temasek Polytechnic School of Design, Allison obtained a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from the College of Fine Art (UNSW) in Sydney where she majored in drawing and painting.
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