Play Pool Play

Edition of 10 ~ 27×18 inches


  • From a limited edition of 10 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist Aaron Knight
  • Image: 27×18 inches/69×46 cm
  • Paper: 29×20 inches/74×51 cm


Art-ID: AW9_2392 Medium: Collections: ,

Colorful nude artwork

Two figures pose amid an explosion of color and light. One figure leans against a rosy-colored wall, while the other lays out in front of her on the ground. While neither is looking directly at the viewer, the viewer is able to see both of the figures within the frame of this colorful nude artwork.

The figures complement one another in their positioning in the image. One draws the eye of the viewer in a vertical line, emphasizing and complementing the brightness of the wall next to her. The other reaches forward towards the viewer, adding dynamism and movement to the piece. The two seem to be caught in a moment of interaction, one turning her head to say something to the other. It is clear that the figures have been relaxing poolside, and are in a moment of rest.

Light and color play central roles within this image. The brightness of the light in the image is reminiscent of a summer’s day. This brightness locks in a lively and exciting tone to the surrounding environment, which is contrasted by the calm and serene expressions on the faces of the figures.

Green leaves radiate from the trunk of a banana tree in the background, jutting up in front of a few clouds. This intensely colored foliage is consistent with the array of other hues in the image.

The mood of this image is playful and whimsical. The candy-colored palette gives a plastic-like, novelty aspect to its atmosphere. A yellow sunflower lays on the pavement in the foreground. The donut-shaped pool toy is dotted with blushing pastel colors. Through the hole in the middle, two additional sunflowers are visible.

The saccharine-sweet flamingo color that occurs throughout the image again solidifies the playful and energetic environment the two figures have been found in. Additionally, the intense blue sky and plastic-looking palm tree fronds suggest an almost fake perfection within the surrounding environment. When contrasted with the natural figures within it, this manufactured scene can be seen in full force, thus leaving the viewer left to question how real the environment is that surrounds them.


This artwork’s technique includes a moderately shallow depth of field. This effect can be seen by examining both faces in the composition. While the top figure is in sharp focus, the lower figure is outside the area of focus. The effect emphasizes depth and helps guide the eye to the main subject. These aspects can be examined prior to purchase by fully zooming in on each preview.

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