Colours and the Human Psyche, 2022
77 x 102cm
Oil on canvas 油彩畫布
Jenny Saville's influence on the visceral quality of Lynus's portraitures is unquestionable. But while the former challenges the historical objectification of bodies in paintings by exaggerating bodily forms, Lynus focuses on the symbolic and psychological qualities of colours in representing the human psyche. He illustrates his examination through Helene I,II & III, depicting his sister in three emotional states. The background of the por traits is constructed by the same shades of green, notwithstanding the atmosphere emanated by each appearing drastically different. The greens, as Lynus described, seem to have adjusted themselves to accentuate the sitter's joy, pensiveness and indifference.