Relativity is a series that explores the relationship between two elegantly dressed figures as they float within surreal surroundings. With their faces hidden from view, the man and woman universally symbolize any person who has ever felt lost or misdirected in life. Created by Nashville-based artist Alex Hall, the oil paints on masonite panels blend figurative portraits with illogical elements like a tug-of-war between two birds and an endless descent guided by a red umbrella.
The precarious and unpredictable journeys are composed of a neutral color palette that is occasionally disrupted by an isolated, bold red standing out vividly against the solid background. The visual experience is a disorientation of reality, where the faceless people are lacking any solid ground on which to stand.
Much of Hall's artwork is inspired by his own life experiences and this project is no exception. He says, “Having recently graduated college and being thrown off my feet into the real world, I was extremely overwhelmed. I still was not sure what path to take or which way to go in life. I began to realize that most people are familiar with this feeling of uncertainty.”