Details:

This painting employs a form of dream logic to examine beauty, humor and horror. The artist's sexy, angry, ugly and funny figures are unbound by convention—playfully enacting feminist revenge fantasies as they lounge, bend or contort into suggestive puzzles.
Framed: 30.8 x 36.8 x 0.8 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Girls in Grotto with Bone Fire

This painting employs a form of dream logic to examine beauty, humor and horror. This work depicts figures situated between warrior princess and sturdy milkmaid. The artist's sexy, angry, ugly and funny figures are unbound by convention; they are hybrid feminine figures playfully enacting feminist revenge fantasies as they lounge, bend or contort into suggestive puzzles. They both seduce and offend, and are frequently depicted as amply endowed but with withering or oversized appendages. The artist's figures question the line between alien and real, human and animal, self and other.

Knecht's work is informed by both the massive upheaval of becoming a parent and the experience of witnessing her own mother’s death from cancer. This work is held in an artist frame. Challenging the conventional frame's rigid utilitarianism led the artist into a gratifying exploration of materiality and decoration, as well as ideas related to protection, security and beauty.

Specs:

36.75 inches
30.75 inches
with frame
36.75 inches
30.75 inches

③ Artist:

Rainen Knecht

The figures in Rainen Knecht’s paintings question the line between alien and real, human and animal, self and other. The artist employs a form of dream logic to examine beauty, humor and horror in works that are simultaneously sexy, angry, ugly and funny. Knecht’s hybrid, feminine figures—situated between warrior princess and sturdy milkmaid—playfully enact feminist revenge fantasies as they lounge, bend or contort into suggestive puzzles.

Rainen Knecht:
Girls in Grotto with Bone Fire, 2022
Oil on linen, wood and plaster
30.8 × 36.8 inches /
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