Daniel Barkley | Études pour exorcism (Gabriel) I
acrylic on canvas, 130 x 150 cm, 2016

In my paintings the gold demon represents our best fully realized selves and this creature’s calm demeanour contrasts with the agitation of the host. The host struggles to overcome the life experiences that hinder a quest to be honest, creative, successful, loving individuals. I believe the person we want to be literally exists within; we must endeavour to realize ourselves and live openly.