Kevin Owens

Region: West

This work centers on the notion of “restoration,” reflecting recent incidents of the ongoing turmoil surfacing in our society. Through the use of traditional painting techniques, drawing media, and gestalt principles, the work looks into the destructive effects of instability on our society at a subconscious level. Working within the framework of metamodernism, my project makes use of the non sequitur, sincerity, and sacredness, while also pulling inspiration from the historical philosophical-scientific notion of alchemy. These paintings pair seemingly incongruous items to create a dissonance that explores what the alchemical process would look like.