This painting is part of a series by the artist depicting characters that are simultaneously anonymous and personalized. These works are scenarios where figures attempt to connect with each other or with their surroundings. In this composition, the distinction between awkward and graceful is blurred; the main subject displays vulnerability and uncertainty as they react to the absurdity of their situation as well as the all-too-human desire for physical and psychological connection and comfort. The artist's paintings often seem to suggest a larger narrative, while isolating figures in the boundaries of the canvas.
Jaqueline Cedar creates paintings and drawings that address uncanny scenarios where characters engage themselves and one another with sincerity and purpose. The artist's compositions depict moments of desire and self-reflection, as well as figures whose lack of control motivates postures of both bravado and vulnerability.
Jaqueline Cedar’s paintings and drawings depict uncanny scenarios of desire, self-reflection and lack of control. The artist’s work features figures whose strong inclination toward action is frustrated by their absorption in their own thoughts; they are filled with a sense of impending doom and uncertainty, while simultaneously acknowledging the absurdity of their circumstances. In Cedar’s compositions, the environment echoes and amplifies these figures’ gestures—actors and observers who appear ready to escape at any moment.