2019, (addicted to nature series)
Oil on raw linen
75 x 75 cm
(Ships from Peru)
Shanery Obeso uncovers the relationship between the natural world and its forced transformation due to relentless human interventions. Her work emphasises overconsumption while showing its impact on the social, political, and environmental reality. Living Coral contrasts the synthetic Pantone colour to the rising ocean pollution, which leads to corals inevitably dying. This seemingly playful painting is a grim reflection of the ironic reality in which we live. It works as a constant reminder that our interventions into nature often have an optimistic glaze but can have catastrophic impacts in the long run.