Artwork Title: Under the Skin
Karin Kuhlmann 2003
Medium: Digital Art
Art Style: Abstract Art, Expressionism
The finely textured abstract expressionist artwork "Under the Skin" is an exploration of the proverb "... that gets under my skin".
Series: Poetic Lyrical
I worked on this series since 2000 to capture moments, moods and memories. The art work “Under the Skin” is based on fractal flames, done with KPT5 FraxPlorer and artistically edited with Adobe Photoshop. The focus of these digital creations are color, subjective perceptions and emotions. An outstanding feature of this series in abstract expressionist style is the high translucency and the painterly quality of the images.
The high quality of the digital file allows large fine art prints up to 60 inch.
First I had titled this art work "Tattoo". Unfortunately, the title
was completely misunderstood and I found my image misused on relevant pages framed by unsavory pictures of tattoos on human skin. I'm not very happy about that and renamed my work "Under the
Skin". Tattoos, which are made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin, with more or less artistic motifs, are seen nowadays as a certain attitude of life. But Tattoos are and
were also often used as identification characteristics. Thus, for example the inmates in concentration camps, were marked with an inmate number. The story "The Penal Colony" by Kafka tells
about a barbaric "most artistic" apparature, constructed to scratch prisoners (no matter if they are guilty or not) by means of a vibrating metal plate and a needle their fault into the skin.
This hour-long process, ultimately ending with the death of the delinquent, symbolizes the "unity of scripture and death." But there’s also a proverb that says “that gets under my skin”...what
means we have as well inner tattoos which life has written into our souls. My abstract, non objective illustration is an attempt to explore and express the complexity of this topic.
Fine Art Prints: The high quality of my abstract digital works allows large fine art prints up to 60 inch. Each print is individually printed from the original digital file and
can be shipped worldwide.
© Copyright: All images of this website are original digital art works by
German Digital Artist Karin Kuhlmann. All Rights Reserved.
Text Author: Karin Kuhlmann