Marginalized Series 2019

This is the start of a new series I’m working on. I’m still in the beginning stages of figuring out where to go and how to express those paintings into words.⁠

⁠The working title for this series is ‘Marginalized’⁠.

The beginning stages of the painting process.

It started from my own experiences of feeling like an outsider in today’s working environment, where only credentials and not actions seem to count. Where specialization is valued above everything, when there are millions of multi passionate people out there who would bring such new perspectives in a wide variety of topics to every job available. Where creativity is not needed, because most jobs are so dumbed down, they don’t even want you to think for yourself.
It’s frustrating to me, how many people don’t get the work they are made for because there’s a missing degree or they don’t get a chance to prove themselves. ⁠

‘ELEVATION’, 30x40cm, acrylics on heavy weight watercolor paper. Available for purchase after series is finished.⁠

It obviously doesn’t end there. This is for everyone who feels out of place at times. For everyone who feels caged in or put down in any way. For everyone who’s not allowed to express themselves freely, to live freely.⁠

This is about breaking free of societies boundaries. About showing your true colors. About taking action and moving forward.⁠

All of the paintings in this series are caged in, but they are trying to free themselves. There is layer and depth to every color. They are in motion. They are fighting back.⁠

I’ll post more of them soon, until then follow me on Instagram @franziskaschwade for the freshest updates. Have a great day! 🙂