The East River
This painting depicts the artist in her Brooklyn studio, dreaming of the East River. Twilley draws on autobiographical details for her figurative compositions. She uses a painterly style, with a particularly adept rendering of light, to depict her memories and the atmosphere of objects, activities and spaces. The artist repeatedly returns to subjects of significance, capturing their essence through intimate renderings.
Brandi Twilley’s figurative paintings draw on powerful autobiographical memories. She repeatedly returns to subjects of significance from her childhood in Oklahoma, seeking to capture their essence in intimate renderings made with an accomplished painterly technique. Her work depicts both psychological states and the atmosphere of objects, activities and spaces.
New York City, Sargent's Daughters, No Living, 2020