Details:

This work is part of the artist's series of magical realist paintings that hybridize the artist's ancestral homeland of Haiti with her hometown of Brooklyn. These layered compositions bustle with kinetic energy and depicts Black and Brown people in scenes of activity, abundance, leisure and communality.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Swaying Away

This work is linked with another composition by the artist, Delicate Whirl(d). This painting depicts an exhilarating day at an imaginary amusement park on the beach as it slowly comes to an end. The work depicts a smiling teenager in the surf as the sunset takes place behind them. A Ferris wheel can be seen in the distance. For the artist, this painting represents a destination or place where one longs to be and offers the freedom to explore with ease.

This work is part of Madjeen Isaac's series of magical realist paintings that hybridize the artist's ancestral homeland of Haiti with her hometown of Brooklyn. These layered compositions bustle with kinetic energy and bursts with flora and fauna. The composition features Black and Brown people in scenes of activity, abundance, leisure and communality.

About her Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn, Issac says: “If someone had x-ray vision and looked into the pre-war buildings, they would see all of these Caribbean households.” The borough of Brooklyn, the artist's birthplace, is home to the second-largest community of Haitian-Americans in the United States. This series of paintings can be regarded as a visual diary, capturing an idyllic snapshot of a quickly-gentrifying Flatbush. 

Specs:

30 inches
24 inches

③ Artist:

Madjeen Isaac

Madjeen Isaac’s paintings are magical realist scenes that hybridize the artist’s ancestral homeland of Haiti with her hometown of Brooklyn—a New York City borough which is home to the second largest community of Haitian Americans in the United States. The artist’s layered compositions bustle with kineticism and burst with flora and fauna. Isaac’s work is a visual diary depicting Black and Brown people in scenes of activity, abundance, leisure and communality.

Madjeen Isaac:
Swaying Away, 2022
Oil on canvas
24.0 × 30.0 inches /
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