Details:

This painting suggests a collage taped to the artist's studio walls made from fashion magazine images.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Step

This painting suggests a collage taped to the artist's studio walls made from fashion magazine images. The composition evokes Exquisite Corpse, the surrealist drawing game where a folded sheet of paper features a composite and often grotesque portrait.

Werner’s fictional portraits explore subjectivity and desire while operating within and against the conventions of the genre. The artist uses found images of anonymous figures from popular culture and imbues them with fictional personalities. For Werner, the process of painting is a way of investigating the iconic power of the image, and how viewers employ a combination of imagination, memory and projection to invest nameless figures with human subjectivity and emotion. The artist's compositions are composite portraits that retain aspects of their originals while also embodying notions of transformation, innocence and loss.

Specs:

25 inches
33 inches

③ Artist:

Janet Werner

Janet Werner’s paintings explore the power of iconic images over our imagination and memory by investing nameless figures with human subjectivity and emotion. The artist uses found images of anonymous figures in popular culture and imbues them with fictional personalities—resulting in work that operates within and against the genre of conventional portraiture. Werner’s composite portraits retain aspects of their originals while also embodying notions of transformation, innocence and loss.

Janet Werner:
Step, 2022
Oil on canvas
33.0 × 25.0 inches /
Janet Werner:
Step, 2022
Oil on canvas
33.0 × 25.0 inches /
janet werner step

This painting suggests a collage taped to the artist's studio walls made from fashion magazine images.More

  • Unframed
  • Signed
  • This work is available until 3:00 PM, Jul 1, 2022.
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