Current Location:
Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health -> 5th Floor (DCIH)
Location Notes:
DCIH; 5th Floor; Inside Room 520

Balena

Artwork
Identifier:
2019.6.1
Artist:
René Romero Schuler
Credit:
Gift of Anne Finkelman
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
2018
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 48" Width: 48"
Description:
Oil on canvas of a female figure in brown and green against a textured cream background.
Historical Context:
“I do not limit myself to any single medium. Texture is my vehicle. I am only limited to one message: Our inner beauty transcends the physical, emotional, and mental. My work is deeply connected to my soul, and I attempt to convey that in everything that I do. Spirit is what connects all of humanity. The innate human nature that drives us to judge one another based on nothing more than face value is a notion that fascinates me, and thoroughly influences the direction of my work. I have many great artistic influences, of course, but my own exploration has become what truly propels me forward… In every work I create, I strive to show the imperfection, stress, and underlying beauty of the beings I portray. There are no fine characteristics or clearly defined attributes in these figures. They are “everyone” and “no one.” They are stripped to their most essential elements…their most basic form. The meaning is in the “representation” of the image, not the image itself. Every mark is deliberate.” -René Romero Schuler