Details:

This painting portrays a carnivalesque scene by a pond, where hybridized characters relax among one another in friendly kinship. All the figures in this composition are at ease—resting, lost in thought or observing.
Unframed

① Artwork:

Roar

This painting portrays a carnivalesque scene by a pond, where hybridized characters relax among one another in friendly kinship. A fool in love and a performer adorned with a headband and cape take a break from the expectations and assumed roles that their ostentatious costumes have set for them. All the figures in this composition are at ease—resting, lost in thought or observing. Vibrantly colored and expressively patterned lilies appear throughout the scene, a common motif throughout the artist’s work.

Lydia Maria Pfeffer mines a cross section of psychological strategies, cultural symbolism, rites and rituals. The artist draws and paints worlds in which escapism is revelation and queerness is a healing journey. In Pfeffer's compositions, anthropomorphism, gender play, and eroticism abound—featuring a morphing cast of stylish characters inspired by the fables, folk tales, and mythologies of the artist's youth. At the core of each of Pfeffer's paintings is a basic desire for love and belonging. The artist creates safe spaces for figures pulled from the ether, allowing them to tell their tales, process their traumas and heal. 

Specs:

28 inches
36 inches

③ Artist:

Lydia Maria Pfeffer

At the core of Lydia Maria Pfeffer’s paintings is a desire to be loved. The artist’s work depicts worlds where escapism is revelation and queerness is a healing journey, as they explore eroticism, gender play, rituals and cultural symbolism. Pfeffer’s paintings create a safe space where figures drawn from fables and myth can share their stories, process traumas and heal.

Lydia Maria Pfeffer:
Roar, 2022
Oil on canvas
36.0 × 28.0 inches /