“Bara Bra,” which translates to “Just Fine” from Swedish, is an evocative painting that embodies a moment of profound introspection and the unguarded release of the artist’s inner self onto the canvas. The image is an amalgamation of thought, emotion, and being, capturing a precious moment that resonates with a timeless presence. In this piece, the artist has eschewed deliberate contemplation in favor of embracing a tranquil yet potent feeling of balance and interconnectedness between the tangible and the spiritual realms.
The painting unfolds in layers, revealing a narrative that is both personal and universal. Amidst the dark, swirling textures that seem to represent a tumultuous flow of thoughts, a figure emerges, its head tilted back, embodying a state of surrender to the forces around it. This figure is interwoven with geometric shapes, predominantly triangles, contrasting the organic fluidity with a structured fragmentation. These triangles, set against the figure and the chaotic whirls, may symbolize the digital breakdown of form, or perhaps the building blocks of existence itself.
Metallic gold accents punctuate the composition, highlighting the intrinsic value of this fleeting instance. The artist describes the creation process as devoid of preconceived visual outcomes, driven by a desire for evolution and an openness to embrace the unexpected. As the paint layers settled, details began to surface—skin, facial features, an eagle, a person—each element a chapter in a story that beckons the viewer into a journey. It is a journey where the path walked is a reward in itself, unlocking further gates that lead to new questions and explorations.
The title “Bara Bra,” in juxtaposition with the painting’s depth, invites contemplation on the superficiality of common expressions when set against the rich tapestry of our inner experiences. The painting stands as a testament to the beauty of letting go, of allowing a pure flow of creativity to take form, and of finding tranquility amidst the inevitable chaos of existence. It captures a moment that is both ephemeral and eternal, a snapshot of the artist’s unfiltered consciousness that continues to tell its stories, inviting us to delve deeper and to find our own balance within its layers.
Title : Bara Bra
Type : oil on canvas
Size : 100 * 120 cm
Year : 2020