Through intimate and carefully built figurative paintings, San Luis Obispo, California-based artist Laura Krifka (previously featured listed here) dissects the mechanisms of energy, id, and observation identified in visual lifestyle. With non-descript references to the historical past of portray, Krifka incorporates the contemporary frameworks of movie and photography into her understanding of portraiture and psychology. By collapsing numerous sights of the identical pose, subject, area, and time into each and every painting she generates scenes that appear deceptively easy, but are rife with distortions, puzzles, and physical impossibilities that make visual factuality tenuous and challenge a viewer’s perceptual abilities.
Krifka directs just about every advanced narrative as paintings unravel and reform slowly and gradually more than months and even decades. Protagonists inhabit domestic areas, in some cases gazing assertively out of their canvases, other times disappearing into the wallpaper, but constantly susceptible. Her figures occupy many states of undress, preparing, or enjoy, expressing an relieve with intimacy and an acknowledgement that the act of on the lookout is a central part of drive. The enjoyment of observation is echoed in Krifka’s personal terms: “…our pleasures and perversions have been molded by the fictions that permeate our ubiquitous visible society. That our most secret dreams are partially formed by our codified, collective ordeals is a source of infinite fascination for me.”
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