Alexithymia is a concavity form that constructs a story of emotional blindness. It portrays the inability to express inner emotions despite one’s ability to feel them. Positive and negative space concave into the piece in an intimate way, exploring the emotions of frustration, confusion and incompletion. Soft gestures are sensible to the vulnerability this concavity evokes, all while being confined by it’s stoic exterior.
(n.) Difficulty in experiencing, expressing, and describing emotional responses.
Inspiration - conveying emotions through form
Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893
Edvard Munch, The Kiss, 1897
Egon Schiele, Composition with Three Male Figures, 1911
Henri Matisse, Blue Nude II, 1952
Henri Matisse, Small Dancer on a Red Background, 1937
Francis Bacon, Reclining Figure No.1, 1961
Paul Klee, Pianist, 1940
Isamu Noguchi, Noodle, 1943-1944
Eugene Dodeigne, Figure Tordue, 1923 & 1923-2015