Shielding Force, 2020

E. Arshad

Acrylic, modelling paste and gel medium on canvas

I wanted to show that home is where you are able to be protected from any negative influences society can put on you, physically or mentally.

Strokes of modeling paste are applied on the canvas with a palette knife for texture and rhythm, accentuating the focal point. These curves are the negative aura society releases

The warm colours are the base, with a layer of cool colours painted around the focal point. The warmth represents the positivity in homes, and the coolness creates a negative societal atmosphere.

In the focal point, the pentagon created using modeling paste represents a home a person can have.