Chris Lloyd’s I against I is a personal memento scripting past and future self. Using watercolor and canvas, the artist’s autobiographical landscape portrays self-expansion and self-annihilation. Strengths and weaknesses. Resistance and flow. Impulse and intention. Divine opportunity and withheld chances.
Somewhere in our dynamic limitlessness lies a psychotic dichotomy of chaos and control.
Know yourself, I say. Go fuck yourself, I respond.
What is the supernatural force that so badly wants to coconspire against the self’s free will?
It is all I.
Only in the settled dust of memory can I accept my identity as Monster Sublime.
— Vivien Lee