Offensive misinformation

Art, visual arts, sketches, ideas by Gianluca Barcbello, Italy

Offensive misinformation

Offensive misinformation

Good evening dearest friend Henri, it’s been a while since I last wrote to you. I’ve been very busy with work lately and that’s why I’m only writing to you now to tell you about the last of my drawings completed this week. Although I worked a lot as an employee to pay for rent and food, I managed to find time to dedicate to my passion. First of all the title: offensive misinformation

As always I will divide this letter of mine into paragraphs so you can read it more easily.

  1. Objective description of the drawing.
  2. Reason that encouraged me to paint this drawing.
  3. Message conveyed by the work.
  4. The technique used to create the work.
  5. Personal final criticism.

1) Objective description of the drawing.

Hey, so let’s dive into this work of art I’ve been working on and I hope you can help me improve with your valuable advice. You know, it’s not just any drawing; it truly holds a piece of my soul, so I’m excited to share the details with you.

What is represented on the canvas? Imagine this: there’s this really big guy, quite stocky I’d say very fat, and he gets caught in this amazing moment where he raises his hands to the sky. It’s as if he’s trying to protect himself from this intense beam of light hitting him. This light starts from stark white at the top center of the canvas and then darkens to a vibrant orange as it touches the figure. Speaking of colors, our main character is painted in this ghostly pale blue, outlined in a stark black that divides him from the background. This outline is thick and gives very irregular edges, adding a sort of introspective atmosphere to the figure.

You can’t see much of its front; he mostly has his back to us, with only a glimpse of his face and the back of his head. The background is this deep, warm orange that gets lighter as it gets closer to the light. It’s like looking at the sky at sunset, you know? And this whole scene must seem spontaneous, where the color envelops you, becoming the center of the scene.

2) Reason that encouraged me to paint this drawing.

Why did I decide to produce this design? Well you see dear Erin, every day there seems to be no shortage of arguments and arguments, right? Little things that explode for no good reason. It’s as if, instead of trying to understand something, we humans prefer to simply destroy them. So one evening I took my pastels and charcoal, I really needed to let out all these sensations and experience that atmosphere that a small life spends in a small town. There is so much mediocrity, and sometimes it suffocates me. But despite all of this, color remains a beacon of hope, shining through the mundane, proving that there is still beauty, change and growth out there in the world.

3) Message conveyed by the work.

Now I’ll try to explain to you what I want to convey with my drawing.
Life throws a lot of things at us, right? Sometimes it’s like everyone is mad at you because you don’t fit into some stupid mold set by society or whatever. This painting is about those moments: being picked on, feeling small, but then realizing that you are stronger than the box they are trying to push you into. It’s not just about surviving, it’s about thriving despite all the crap that comes your way. This boy in the painting, with his arms raised, is not just defending himself from that light; he reaches out to her too, embracing whatever happens, knowing he has what it takes to handle it.

4) The technique used to create the work.

Do you know how I created this work? I chose oil pastels as a base – I love the way they blend and blend, creating this very chaotic texture. Then, I used charcoal to create sharp contrasts and define the edges more clearly. The whole thing is on a pretty small canvas, just 12.9 x 9.4 inches. I thought, why not make something that anyone can find a place for, right? There’s no need for a big wall; a small corner would be great for this piece.

5) Personal final criticism

Now, however, I have to do a bit of self-criticism. Okay, time to talk about the result. I’m not entirely sure I achieved it with this one. The goal was to grab you, pull you into this scene, make you feel something, anything, really. But looking at it now, the whole composition seems a little flat, perhaps too static. There’s not enough depth or movement, and if it weren’t for those bright colors clashing and blurring together, this scene might have just faded into the background. I still have a long way to go to bring my visions to life, but hey, that’s what art is all about, right? Evolve, grow and never be too afraid to admit that there is room for improvement.

So, this is the rundown of my latest piece. It’s been a journey, both creating it and talking about it. Thanks for listening, it means a lot. What do you think? Can you see what I’m trying to get at or is it all a little too confusing?

I hope to hear soon about how you are and what you think, I look forward to a letter from you.

Your dearest friend Jean-Luc

When even the universe turns against you, maybe you are on the right path

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