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My art is a combination of my two favorite things; painting and food. I use my paintings to communicate my relationship with food. Over time, my love for food has transformed into a disgusting obsession. This is shown in my work, as I display all of my favorite foods and drinks, in a manner that is unsettling. This reflects my feelings after a binge of food or my ever changing relationship with the foods that I love. I also discuss the image of my own body, and how I see myself in my own head. Like in my head, the images in my art are distorted and contain pushed perspectives that don't always make sense. I use this as an outlet for my feelings, whether I am craving pizza, or feeling guilty for my indulgence. While I use painting to manage my own relationship with food, I find that others find comfort in images of food, as I do.
I use primarily oil and acrylic paint to make my artwork. I am drawn to the paint because of the fluidity and interaction between shades. I like taking my own reference pictures, so that I can capture the exact motion or placement that I have in my head of specific subjects. I use these images and my imagination to invent a composition that pushes perspective. This reflects my in and out relationship with the foods. I like additions of things that don’t make sense or confuse the viewer with the sizes of different objects and creating some flatness on a dimensional plane. I enjoy this as an art to keep my mind creative and my artwork very intentional. Overall, I intend to use these concepts and my personal relationship to food in my artwork for myself. But I also want others to find something in my paintings, whether it be just a love for that food or sharing a similar feeling as I do.
Oil and Acrylic on various Canvas
Pitt, Allison, "The Whole Shabang" (2020). B.A./B.S. Practicum Group Exhibit (ART 499). 39.