Paintings by Joel Rea
New surreal paintings that explores the human condition set against the power of nature. The paintings feature men in suits and a tiger that accompanies them as they go through a journey of infinite possibilities.
This work is a personal exploration of my interest in spirituality outside of religious ideals. Through personal narratives, notions of physical identity are transported into alternate realities manifested from both real places and blended with internal mindscapes. Through painting I am documenting my interpretation of this timeless internal journey of human existence. Consciously I am evaluating my existence as part of nature, a duality of the modern human condition set against the savage harmony of nature. My pursuit is in creating these visions of eternal journeys, an infinity of possibilities delicately trapped one painting at a time in frozen stasis.