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Dimensions: 120 x 150 x 2 cm

Year of Creation: 2024

Medium: Acrylic

Technique: Brush

Processing: Canvas on wooden frame

Price: on request

SOFT SKILLS is a powerful visual representation of the essential human skills that go beyond the technical and delve deep into the emotional and interpersonal terrain. The two portrayed individuals, differing in their skin color, are caught in an embrace that radiates deep satisfaction and inner peace. Their facial features reflect a serenity that testifies to a sense of 'arrival' and reconciliation with oneself and the other. This depiction poignantly reminds us of the importance of empathy, compassion, and understanding in our increasingly digitized and often alienated world.

In a time when physical distancing and virtual interactions dominate, this artwork acts as a silent plea for more interpersonal warmth and humanity. The deliberate contrast of skin colors adds a deeper layer to the message, confronting the viewer with the highly topical issue of racism and fostering a dialogue on the acceptance and appreciation of diversity.

The choice of the title SOFT SKILLS is significant and layered. On one hand, it refers to the soft, often overlooked competencies such as emotional intelligence, adaptability, and the ability to act compassionately. On the other hand, it hints at the supple, almost tangible quality of the human touch depicted. The title bridges the gap between the modern workplace, which increasingly values these "soft skills," and the fundamental human need for connection and touch.

The background pattern of dynamic black-and-white stripes creates an optical illusion that draws the eye into the depth of the image, metaphorically captivating the viewer with the emotions portrayed. This pattern emphasizes the complexity of human relationships and the blending of different perspectives into a harmonious whole.

Overall, SOFT SKILLS is more than just a painting; it is a call to recognize and nurture our own humanity, embrace diversity, and cultivate the social skills necessary for a compassionate and inclusive coexistence. In addition to its social message, the painting acts as a visual point of calm, inviting viewers to seek inner harmony and peace in a world full of unrest and conflict.


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  • Certificate of Authenticity and Signature

    All artworks by Karin Döring are stamped with her logo. On the back of the work, you will find the signature, title of the artwork, and year of creation. The sale includes a certificate of authenticity.

  • Protection against UV light and moisture

    All paintings are coated by the artist with a high-quality varnish after completion, which protects the paintings from damage caused by UV light and moisture.

  • Original artwork

    This artwork is an original painting and a unique piece by the artist Karin Döring.

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