Insta Love - original heart painting
Boom! Insta Love is part of an ongoing series of large scale heart paintings that addresses the concept of love.
Using a layered, intuitive process, this painting addresses through paint and random words my thoughts on “Instant Love”... a play on all of the love that we give on the Instagram photo sharing app. And what about the concept of falling in love quickly? Has that ever happened to you? And then the reality sets in. Ugh. Maybe this isn’t love, this is just - well, wrong! Oh no.
The interplay of written words that are sometimes layered over adds to the concept. Visible words are meant to be read and pondered. And the bottom left corner has a quick essay...“Insta Love! Constant images of what to love, false visions of unreal worlds. Behind the scenes, it’s not so pretty. But the instant vision is what we all want to believe. What would happen if it became slow love instead? I love that idea. #InstaLove -> #SlowLove. Yessss! XO, M.E.
These painting surprise me as I work - sometimes the paint does the talking, sometimes the words that I put down does, and sometimes they even seem to speak to each other. I take my time - I work fast, then slow. I sit back, evaluate, then move back into the painting quickly.
What I’m most proud of with this series of paintings is how the hearts truly bring out a sense of emotion as well as discovery. When I hung them up for show recently, I couldn’t help but feel super excited that the color and scale of this work really brought a whole new sense of play to the space.
The edges of the painting are raw and layered with paint, my favorite way. If you prefer to have them finished all in white or another color, please let me know.
Artwork copyright M.E. Ster-Molnar / ME & Blue
Mixed media - oil paints, spray paint, acrylic paint & graphite.
80 cm x 80 cm wide, 4 cm deep / 31.5” x 31.5” x 1 3/4” deep
Ready to hang, wired at the back
Signed at the bottom right and at the back
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