there’s something here, 2020

D. Olea Pinto

Acrylic on canvas

Not everyone has a happy home.

In my piece, I wanted to show that even though some people don’t feel comfortable in their own home, there’s always a safe space somewhere where those people can feel comfortable and accepted.

The painting is created with many layers of acrylic, forming a bumpy texture of imperfections. It is then covered with matte and gloss gels in order to add to the atmosphere of the work.

I created an entire composition underneath the painting before covering it in black, representing the idea of a happy home shadowed by problems within.