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The Unconscious Mind

Dan Sharp
Acrylic on canvas
66 x 66 in. / 168 x 168 cm

The Unconscious Mind is an abstract portrait in which two figures or two characters meet on a painted ground. The dialogue is ambiguous. In the way that every painting is a kind of self-portrait, this work might also be viewed as the artist’s attempt to portray different and opposing traits of an individual. The characteristics of the two painted figures are easily described with opposing terms such as monochrome versus polychrome, soft versus bright, smooth and curved versus jagged and straight-lined.

Depending on the viewers’ inclinations the figures can represent psychological characteristics, such as:
feminine / masculine mother / father you / me The anima and animus, in Carl Jung’s school of analytical psychology, are the two primary anthropomorphic archetypes of the unconscious mind. This painting could be seen as a portrayal of a single personality and the internal conversation involved in a balanced life of the mind.
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