In this series of artworks entitled "Shared Spaces", I am exploring the psychological dynamics of human relationships. I am trying to create an illustration of my subjects’ true relationships with each other, a visualization of their psychological reality. While these works are erotic at first glance, this project is not confined to exploring sexual relationships. While presented as nude figures, many of the works involve siblings, and parents and their children as counterpoints within the pictorial space. Often, I am focused on identifying a “Power Balance” that defines a relationship. Starting with two people close to me, I attempt to tune into the energy of their relationship to each other. By displaying their nude figures, stripped of their cultural armor (clothing, hair, tattoos, etc.) these couples are symbolically forced into small containers to arrange themselves as their deeper natures negotiate their comfort levels. The poses the characters assume expose the power dynamic between them.
The larger body of "Shared Spaces" extends back to 1992, but the three works submitted were specifically influenced by the cultural tensions I see around us in this particular year of 2017. These were created on the iPad, the rest are of traditional media, created with Acrylic on Paper, Canvas, Pencil on Paper, Pen on Paper between 1992 and 2017.
"Adam Versus Eve" - 2017, 16"x12", Digital print, iPad4/Procreate
"Smothering Brother" - 2017, 12" x 16", Digital print, iPad4/Procreate
"Teacher Student" - 2017, 12" x 16", Digital print, iPad4/Procreate
More Shared Spaces: http://jeffreywiener.gallery/shared-spaces/