Details:

This painting depicts a lone figure over a table, her extended fingers hovering above a phone. The artist places figures in subtle scenes of reflection, presence and growth while also handling anxieties resulting from societal expectations and more personal critiques—encouraging viewers to reflect on their own daily lives.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Doom Scrolling

This painting depicts a lone figure over a table, her extended fingers hovering above a phone. Though the subject feels timeless in her beauty, the smartphone indicates a contemporary setting. The figure's shoulders appear to be hunched, perhaps recoiling away from the table or leaning in as if to pounce. The woman's gaze seems to be focused on both her nails and the phone; or perhaps she is in such deep thought that she is not looking at either. The elongated fingers seem to be either reaching toward the phone as if to reluctantly call a forlorn lover or are recoiled in defense from an incoming call or text by someone she is trying to avoid. The subject’s breasts offer equal contradictions; one leans over the wrist squarely in view of the phone’s camera, while the other hides behind the subject’s forearm in an almost bashful moment of modesty.

The artist's acrylic paintings employ graphic shapes and a limited color palette to depict women in contorted poses—creating unique contemporary narratives that draw from figurative art and commercial illustration. Evelyn's vignettes of quiet daily moments explore the universal struggles of womanhood. The artist places figures in subtle scenes of reflection, presence and growth while also handling anxieties resulting from societal expectations and more personal critiques—encouraging viewers to reflect on their own daily lives.

Specs:

12 inches
16 inches

③ Artist:

Jillian Evelyn

Jillian Evelyn’s flat acrylic paintings combine graphic shapes, contorted forms and a narrow color palette to depict the female figure. The artist’s compositions are vignettes of quiet daily life—subtle scenes of presence and growth—that encourage the viewer to self-reflect. Creating unique contemporary narratives within the greater context of illustration, figuration and art history, Evelyn’s works explore the overarching struggles and social anxieties of women.

Jillian Evelyn:
Doom Scrolling, 2021
Acrylic on wood panel
16.0 × 12.0 inches /
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