The “Skulls” are part of Jo Matei’s most recent collection.
The colorful approach to realism is her specialty, using vibrant colors to depict the human skull. As in most of her works, contrasts are dominating the canvas - the skulls radiate light from within, thus empowered by a vibrancy that makes them stand out from the gloomy background.
The Skulls are a reflection of the raw energy within each and every one of us. This energy is very often inhibited and dimmed down and it can only be tapped into by accepting the contrasts that portray human nature – there can’t be light without darkness, nor good without evil, nor right without wrong.