I have been creating art for as long as I remember, but I have a background in illustration and design. I joined DAS in 2014, and became a studio member in 2015. It was an opportunity to create the type of art that I want to make.
The Red Hands Series began from a single painting in 2017. It has expanded into an extensive series of figurative works that explore the modern psychological condition of humanity. The people depicted come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, but they share the same set of distorted red hands.
The hands represent what we carry deep within our subconscious. Guilt, jealousy, shame, fear, regret, anger, anxiety. These lurk within our subconscious and begin to manifest in the physical realm.
- Elisa Groglio