Seth Armstrong's Paintings Examine the Role of the Voyeur

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Oct 15, 2014
References: setharmstrong & itsnicethat
Seth Armstrong's paintings are characterized by their rich tones and cinematic quality.

Armstrong focuses on developing an intimate, unexpected narrative by ensuring there is a voyeuristic quality to each painting. In film, the voyeur has no idea what's going to happen next; they are privy to someone's inner world, certainly, but they have no control over it. In other words, they are relegated to the passive position of a viewer, as opposed to that of an active agent.

Armstrong's work also features an emphasis on the feminine form. Each painting seems to embody the female spirit or beauty in some capacity. Whether this is intentional or not is unclear, but regardless, each image is a spectacular work of art.