Loribelle Spirovski
Loribelle Spirovski

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Medium

Oil on canvas

Description

This painting is part of a series of surreal portraits entitled ‘Memento Mori’, a Latin phrase describing the medieval theory and practice of reflecting on mortality, and is a common motif in art.

This series acts as a kind of extended self-portrait of where I am in life, as both an artist and an individual. Each portrait is sat for in my bedroom, a place that offers both comfort and unease, as it is both a place of rest and of work. Each sitter is known to me, and has experienced or dealt with anxiety in their life. Through the process of having their portrait painted, each sitter acts as a conduit for my own feelings of anxiety, with the end result depicting a dual portrait of both how I perceive the sitter, and how I perceive myself through my relationship with them.

Anxiety is a condition that is experienced universally, aiding us in both avoiding danger and performing at our best. However, anxiety can be triggered by a variety of factors in our everyday life and on average, 1 in 6 young Australians experience anxiety that can make day-to-day life challenging.

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#memento mori, #portrait, #dark, #photorealism, #surrealism
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