This visually rich painting seems to depict a scene in another dimension, or possibly hell. A circle of well-dressed figures sits with arms raised, either in abdication of their power or in fealty to the strange, grotesque creature that floats above them. This work is loaded with symbolic references to art history, mythology, politics and the dynamics of power. Love's unique style incorporates multiple techniques—hyperrealism, gestural brushstrokes and a signature flat, cartoonish line—to create cohesive and dynamic compositions.
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Lucia Love’s visually rich paintings are loaded with symbolic references—drawing from art history and mythology, as well as politics and the dynamics of power. The artist’s unusual painting style combines hyperrealism with flat, cartoonish lines and gestural brushstrokes. Love's cohesive compositions find humor in macabre subject matter through strong technique and a shifting, dynamic perspective.