For Owen Gent, texture and shadow are important narrative instruments. The Bristol-based artist fosters a strong private observe and works with industrial purchasers, authors, and varied publications to create moody illustrations wealthy with metaphor. In a single work evoking the emotional toll of most cancers, trauma, and despair, a figurative silhouette attracts again a lady’s hair to survey the environment whereas nonetheless protected by the strands. An unsettling piece takes a equally introspective and psychological strategy as black crows circle a topic, one on hearth and one other greedy on the individual’s eye.
Gent tells Colossal that his works start with analog strategies like portray, and digital manipulation comes later. “It’s a continuing push and pull between the 2, and I try to take heed to not dropping an excessive amount of of the unique piece when enhancing,” he says.
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