Monday, June 7, 2010

"Translucent Skin"

"Translucent Skin"

A hopeful touch,
greeted with a silent push,
the tension is delicious,
meet the dreaming "x"
its every porous desire revealed and consumed,
the surface longing of foreign flesh,
will trade coupled desires for countless connected threads and carefully collected feathers.

(cradle me in sleep,
the way risk eats that heart on my sleeve,
that heart that laughs at my hands,
the hands for which it beats.)

12"x12" Acrylic on Wood.

Above: Is my contribution to the "The Next Generation: A New Chapter In Contemporary Art" which opens June 11th, 2010!

Below: is the revised show flyer that will appear in the June issue of JUXTAPOZ!


CGriffin said...

Is that colored pencil in there a little? Thanks for giving us nice big details; it's just beatiful!

nathan said...

aww thank you so much for the comment! to answer your question, no color pencil. the whole piece is done in acrylic only, and its all done dry brush (i never airbrush any of my work). one reason i love acrylic so much is because of its enormous flexibility. you can make it imitate so many things just by varying different elements like the amount of paint to water, amount of pressure when applying the paint etc. etc. thanks again!

Heidi Alamanda said...

Your work is just getting more and more beautiful, Nathan. I love to see how each painting features a different personality peeking underneath that colorful background. I see the colorful background and random patterns like the different emotions you express at that moment:)

Nathan DeYoung said...

thank you so so much for your wonderful comment heidi, it completely made my day :)

Virginia said...

remember me?? :) i thought of you tonight and decided to try to find you. i'm so happy to read that things are going well for you! your paintings are as beautiful as i remember them in high school.

Nathan DeYoung said...

Hey Virginia! Thank you so much for the wonderful comment! I'm pretty sure I know who you are but I know a few Virginias, what is your last name??

Virginia said...

we go way back to rms. i'm sure that narrows it down. :)

Nathan DeYoung said...

hey virginia! yes of course that narrows it down! how have you been??? so so sorry for the late reply!! been so busy this past week havent gotten a chance to get on the comp!

Virginia said...

:)! i'm doing pretty well, graduated and working for now til i'm ready to go back to school. how are you doing?