Original artwork, in acrylic paint from a life drawing, after many worked and reworked sketches and one of a series of three variations. Celebrating the strength and joy of the human body. The model, Juliano Hollivier, framed his form into a block and pushed hard against sticks to create tension and is reimagined here with beautiful black skin.

This flat-paint style emerged, as though from the end of my brush, with no way I could alter it, during the pandemic. Mental shifts, causing creative shifts. The background is a shimmering metallic gold, perfect for the luxe interior.

On a 60x60cm canvas this piece is ready to hand on your wall, no framing necessary.

"Black Gold Tension" - Original Painting