'Stag Market' by Louise McNaught, 2020
11.75 x 11.75 Inches
Giclée print on 300gsm fine art paper.
Limited Edition of only 11 (#6/11)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
ABOUT THE ART
‘Stag Market (Dissolving the Ego)’, oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 100x100x4cm. Will be part of my ‘Interference’ Solo Show with @theaviary_art in Nov/December. Part of a triptych (that can be sold individually) about the effect the current climate is having on the stock Stock Market, which is represented by very ‘Alpha Male Animals’ to represent the different kind of investors. This one being about the Stag Investor that buys shares prior to public trading and then tries to sell them immediately for a profit, but it’s glitching because the Stock Market is very uncertain, especially in current times of political unrest and climate related distances.... 🦌
Louise McNaught completed her Fine Art Degree BSc (Hons) in 2012 at the University of Greenwich, and she has continued to work as a professional artist ever since, with international representation....
Louise‘s creations feature nature, animals, and the celestial realm in glorious, blazing neon hues, where the animals are God-like, Sublime and ethereal in their luminescence. McNaught's work is motivated by emotive and spiritual experiences which has manifested in a mixed-media approach. Her soft style suggests a delicate relationship between nature and ourselves, making a clear point about man's destruction of nature - which flutters jewel-like in the balance. When focusing on endangered species the imagery often takes on a duality of not only what is happening to the animal itself, but also relfects how we feel psychologically about the effect the human race is having on these species.
By subverting traditional representation she hints at darker consequences, yet paradoxically giving animals an elevated status. Her animals are a medium for self-expression, as lack of conext and background suspends the creatures in an internal or even numinous space, where they become a metaphor for the human condition and psyche.
Just as we use highlighters to mark areas of importance, McNaught is doing this with fluorescent media. By drawing the viewers attention to the animals presence and energy, McNaught is hoping to share with the viewer the awe that the natural world inspires within her.