That Decadent Feeling by Mark Sheeky

G875A That Decadent Feeling
Oil on panel
Jul to Aug 2016, 425x325 mm

Detail from That Decadent Feeling by Mark Sheeky Detail from That Decadent Feeling by Mark Sheeky Detail from That Decadent Feeling by Mark Sheeky Detail from That Decadent Feeling by Mark Sheeky

About this painting
This painting was created for The Coffee Art Project, an art event that supports clean drinking water in developing nations via a charity called Project Waterfall. As such, the theme of the work was coffee.

The fundamental impetus for this painting was to evoke the relaxed feeling of being in a coffee shop, something of an expensive luxury.

To contrast this, the opposite mood is needed, of unluxury and basic needs, a viewer gazing in, a face at the window outside in storm-laden skies. The black man gives the concept a contemporary social aspect in a year of increasing divisions. The result is a scene of relaxation and desire, the desire for the exotic indicated by the phallic banana. Yet all is somehow sinister, foreboding, decadent.

That Decadent Feeling
This original artwork is for sale.
Purchase artworks via Exhibitions, or email sales@marksheeky.com to enquire.