Ivan Cantu

Feeling Emotions

Title : Anger
Medium : Color Pencil and Ink
Size : 18 x 24 inches
Date of Completion : 10/15/2020
Title : Shock
Medium : Color Pencil and Ink
Size : 18 x 24 inches
Date of Completion : 11/13/2020
Title : Happiness
Medium : Color Pencil and Ink
Size : 18 x 24 inches
Title : Sadness
Medium : Color Pencil and Ink
Size : 18 x 24 inches
Date of Completion : 10/22/2020
Title : Fear
Medium : Color Pencil and Ink
Size : 18 x 24 inches
Date of Completion : 11/19/2020

Artist Statement
The art that I make is an opportunity for me to tell different stories that I want to be told. This particular body of work tells a story of what it means to be human, specifically focusing on five of the primary emotions that humans feel: anger, sadness, shock, fear, and happiness. Along with every emotion comes different situations and different scenarios. I highlight the many different components that contribute to feeling these emotions in my body of work illustrating five different people, one for each emotion. Humans feel these wide range of emotions, but there are many layers to these emotions that are not visible. My goal is to challenge this by illustrating the raging emotion of anger, the empty feeling of sadness, the unexpected emotion of shock, the anxious feeling of fear, and the wishful emotion of happiness. Each of these emotions is unique in context. There is a contrast between how a person looks on the outside while experiencing an emotion and how things are looking on the inside. I emphasize this with the use of color pencils to form a portrait of a person feeling an emotion and the use of ink to form the world they are living in inside their bodies.

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