Hampton Watts

Savannah, GA
Hampton Watts (B.F.A., painting, 2015) creates figurative oil paintings that point at the insecurities driving human relations and the mechanisms used for coping in the midst of vulnerability. Deriving imagery from southern and classical literature, his paintings take a magnifying glass over the discord in human relations and self perceptions. Each toys with the intangible nature of emotion while presenting the experience universal. Images are clearly staged yet pique interest at their disquieting unfamiliarity. Remaining dialogue suggests intrusion upon a uniquely intimate and privileged moment, resonating with vulnerability found in human relation.