“Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” 
  • - Brené Brown
In the captivating 'Vulnerability' series, Kris Ancog delves into the intricate realm of human emotions, skillfully intertwining chaos and tranquility within ethereal abstract worlds. Drawing inspiration from personal experiences as a registered nurse, Ancog artfully narrates tales of courage amidst uncertainty, weaving these life stories into every layer of his oil-painted canvases.
Ancog's atmospheric imagery bears subtle influences from the old masters, yet ultimately forges its own path as abstract expressions, revealing the delicate dance between discomfort and the beauty of embracing an authentic self. Layer upon layer of oil paint creates evocative dreamscapes, where natural and unnatural palettes converge in a disorienting yet harmonious fusion. Through masterful use of colours and textures, Ancog presents illuminated abstract landscapes that evoke familiar yet stirring emotions, empowering viewers to reflect on their own vulnerabilities and imperfections.


The genesis of Vulnerability lies in contemplations on the fragile nature of existence, with nature's light serving as the artist's perennial muse. As Ancog gazes upon sunsets and engages in meditation, he is reminded of the preciousness of life's intangible treasures, their potential to slip away at any given moment. Surrendering to this realisation, Ancog steadfastly embraces love, courage, resilience, and hope in a world that can often feel cynical and brooding. He places trust in these values, knowing that they will cultivate authentic and meaningful connections that enrich his life.

Ancog's Vulnerability series warmly portrays the intricate tapestry of complex emotions, offering a glimpse into the enigmatic facets of the human condition. These artworks remind us that vulnerability necessitates taking risks, such as wholeheartedly embracing life even in the absence of guarantees. Ultimately, they invite deep contemplation on the profound importance of the things that truly matter in our lives and inspire us to embrace gratitude and joy in their presence.


Original paintings and premium limited edition canvas prints are now available.

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