OMIROS. GRACE. 41X33 Inches. Free Shipping.
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Sophia is from Omiros' Fashion Series.
Shades of green accented by red and black cover the slender and tall feminine figure standing alone in profile view. Omiros’ figure, Grace, turns her head to face the viewer. She appears casual, although startled by the sudden interruption of what appears to be a private moment.
There is a voyeuristic quality here, where the viewer has captured the figure in an almost contemplative state. Omiros’ familiar technique of using light, energetic brushstrokes is continued in this painting, and his mise-en-scène abstracted background blends well into the figure itself, making for a beguiling juxtaposition between background and foreground, thereby eliminating perspective.
While the green hues lend a sense of tranquil serenity, it is the darker shades of red and black seen toward the lower half of the composition that lead to an ambiguity in the overall mood of the painting. While Omiros’ choice in palette creates a harmonious alliance of colors, they allude to the perils of inner expression, darkening gradually in tone as one views the composition from top to bottom. The term “grace” in a biblical dialogue is indicative of divine healing and spiritual power, imbuing the figure here with an otherworldly presence that is both meditative and dignified in its abstracted portrayal.