Details:

This painting captures a moment in a figure's stride, where a seemingly feminine foot wearing a short-heeled shoe makes contact with the ground. The artist's psychological portraits frequently feature figures grappling with choice—giving voice and validation to the quotidian struggles of the masses.
Unframed

① Artwork:

Yes, it’s me (Strut) #2

This painting captures a moment in a figure's stride, where a seemingly feminine foot wearing a short-heeled shoe makes contact with the ground. The artist's psychological portraits frequently feature figures grappling with choice—giving voice and validation to the quotidian struggles of the masses. In the present moment, there is an ever-expanding multitude of options presenting themselves on a daily basis; the gift of choice can be stifling, even overwhelming—transforming the breadth of possibility into the likelihood of conformity dictated by our lives. The composition's combination of rich tonality and overall flatness encourage viewers to experience the work as if gazing into a mirror.

Bounds' portrait scenes of domestic life economically employ a confident line to depict their figures’ complex private thought processes. The artist captures quiet moments suggestive of internal conflict, urgency, complacency or fleeting opportunity. Bounds' work often scrutinizes how social conditioning encourages self-doubt—and how that affects our perception of our own abilities.

Specs:

36 inches
24 inches

③ Artist:

Molly Bounds

Molly Bounds work captures quiet moments suggestive of internal conflict, urgency, complacency or fleeting opportunity. The painter, illustrator and printmaker employs a line both confident and economic, and her portraiture depicts the complexity of her figures’ private thought processes. Bounds creates narrative scenes of domestic life that frequently scrutinize the social conditioning of self-doubt—as well as its effect on the perception of one’s abilities. 

Molly Bounds:
Yes, it’s me (Strut) #2, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
24.0 × 36.0 inches /
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