Through intimate and thoroughly created figurative paintings, San Luis Obispo, California-dependent artist Laura Krifka (formerly showcased listed here) dissects the mechanisms of electric power, id, and observation discovered in visual culture. With non-descript references to the heritage of painting, Krifka incorporates the contemporary frameworks of film and pictures into her knowledge of portraiture and psychology. By collapsing many sights of the exact pose, subject, space, and time into each and every painting she produces scenes that seem deceptively uncomplicated, but are rife with distortions, puzzles, and bodily impossibilities that make visual factuality tenuous and obstacle a viewer’s perceptual capabilities.
Krifka directs each individual complicated narrative as paintings unravel and reform slowly and gradually in excess of months and even many years. Protagonists inhabit domestic spaces, occasionally gazing assertively out of their canvases, other occasions disappearing into the wallpaper, but generally vulnerable. Her figures occupy numerous states of undress, preparation, or enjoy, expressing an ease with intimacy and an acknowledgement that the act of hunting is a central element of need. The pleasure of observation is echoed in Krifka’s personal terms: “…our pleasures and perversions have been molded by the fictions that permeate our ubiquitous visible tradition. That our most mystery desires are partly shaped by our codified, collective activities is a source of infinite fascination for me.”
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