Details:

Three or more female figures playfully explore each other and themselves in this charged scene.
Framed: 12.8 x 10.8 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

The Caretakers

Koak’s sinuous line describes female figures entwined in an ambiguous embrace. The artist’s work explores female agency and desire in images that reference the formal vocabulary of comics. In this work, an overlay of gold and magenta hues adds depth and energy to the grayscale composition.

Specs:

8 inches
10 inches
with frame
10.75 inches
12.75 inches

③ Artist:

Koak

Koak creates emotionally charged portraits that draw on the visual vocabulary of comics. The effortless beauty of her work is the product of an exquisite technique and master craftsmanship. Koak gives her female figures their own agency, challenging cultural definitions of women as passive objects of desire.

Koak:
The Caretakers, 2021
Pastel, graphite, gouache, and casein on fawn rag paper dyed with acrylic ink
10.0 × 8.0 inches /
Koak:
The Caretakers, 2021
Pastel, graphite, gouache, and casein on fawn rag paper dyed with acrylic ink
10.0 × 8.0 inches /