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The Essence of My Being

The Essence of My Being

This is a unique work

Amir Soleymani - Mondoir - 1976 - British

120 x 120cm

Acrylic on Canvas


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"The Essence of My Being" is a profound self-portrait that delves into the core themes of resilience and identity. Mondoir presents an abstract, skeletal figure boldly outlined in white against a vibrant, dynamic background. This figure represents the artist's inner essence, stripped down to its most fundamental form, highlighting the inherent strength and resilience that define one's being.

The contrasting eyes—one a solid black circle, the other marked with a red X—symbolize the dual aspects of resilience. The black circle represents clarity and focus, while the red X signifies the challenges and obstacles that have been faced and overcome. Together, they capture the complexity of personal growth and the strength required to navigate life's adversities.

The background, rich with earthy tones and vibrant streaks of color, reflects the chaotic and ever-changing nature of life's experiences. Despite this chaos, the central figure stands resolute, embodying the enduring spirit and inner fortitude that constitute the essence of resilience.

"The Essence of My Being" is a visually striking and emotionally resonant work, inviting viewers to reflect on their own inner strength and the influences that shape their identity. It is a testament to the human spirit's capacity to endure, adapt, and thrive.

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