Katarina Riesing

Katarina Riesing’s work encompasses dyed paintings on stretched silk and colored pencil drawings. Betraying an infatuation with laborious detail and rich material, the artist hand-embroiders with gold thread and creates exquisitely-rendered swirls of patterned stocking—seemingly inspired by northern Renaissance luxuriance. Riesing’s compositions disrupt the delicacy and sensuality of their materials through the use of close croppings that depict awkward, unsightly or uncomfortably erotic aspects of the human form—reinvigorating our relationship to the body with equal parts seduction and brutality.