Shelby Zulli

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HE TIME I MISPLACED MY HUMAN

Oil on paper,

60 x 36 in,

2020

 

PROM GIRL

Oil on canvas,

48 x 36 in,

2020

DINGLEBERRIES

Oil on canvas,

36 x 24 in,

2020

PRIMP ME UP

Oil on canvas,

36 x 24 in,

2020

THREE DRUNK SKUNK

Oil on canvas,

36 x 24 in,

2019

 

BUDDING PAMPER

Oil on canvas,

42 x 46 in,

2019.

 

FLUSTERED MATURITY

Oil on canvas,

36 x 24 in,

2019

 

DANVILLE  PENNSYLVANIA

Oil

on canvas,

36 x 24 in,

2019

FELLOW FESTY

Oil on canvas, 15 x 12 in,

2019

HUMAN DOG

Oil on Canvas,

40 x 40 in,

2019.

Painting is language made on surface, not only with paint but expression from the inside. The facade of relational color, bilateral shapes and random array of brushstrokes; is the definition of depth and creates worlds where the looker would be delighted to step inside of; a compulsion, an obligation and a trust. Paintings ignore the current moment and exclusively bring back the past. In order to recognize the work, the mind first suggests emphasizing the past impressions. So inherently selfaware that nothing else is remotely possible to accomplish within the psyche.

 

The paintings describe hazy, unclear space where people are enacting as  cenario. The space seems instinctual and pointless; intentional, but irrational. The figures function as an extension of a painting shorthand, a way to become more than they are. The women painted perform as developed characters on canvas, but are three-dimensional, breathing people still waking up on earth everyday. People-watching plays a critical role in establishing content. Tuning explicitly into animal-obsessive, learned-habits, & exaggerations of how the stranger in the grocery store perceives us, is what shifts the characters into their own. Small ticks, natural compulsions, & mind-sets are what sets us apart from one another. The paintings are focused on building narratives around these personality traits.