Kale Vandenbroek

The Pursuit of Something Golden

Jackson's Art Prize 2024
78 x 58 cm

“In this self-portrait, I grapple with the weight of choice. The brass chain structure that veils the painting mirrors a chain link fence, a symbol of the confines of commercialism and its impact on my artistic journey. I stand at a crossroads, my turmoil palpable. In the contrast between the natural world and manufactured elements, I explore the delicate balance between authenticity and the pressures of modernity. Through this work, I reflect on the struggle to maintain artistic integrity in a world dominated by commercial forces.”