Details:

This painting depicts a character falling into an undefinable void radiating shades of indigo. The artist uses this allegorical image to explore themes of anxiety and relief, using a distorted perspective and an eccentric color palette to evoke a sick world.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Words That Nearly Rhyme

This painting depicts a character falling into an undefinable void radiating shades of indigo. The artist has previously worked with the falling figure in relation to a near death experience—as described by geologist Albert Heim in 1892 in his case study Notes on Death Due to Falling. The artist uses this allegorical image to explore themes of anxiety and relief. This painting is representative of how the artist frequently works with distorted perspectives and an eccentric color palette—often to evoke the absurd feeling of being ensnared in a sick world.

Nis-Hansen's paintings explore the body's presence amid contemporary capitalism, frequently depicting subjects as anxious, waiting, resting, ill or non-functioning. The artist's semi-autobiographical works often feature waiting rooms, spiral staircases, reclining figures and text statements. Nis-Hansen's work examines exhaustion, illness, bodily maintenance, female labor, heritage and the environment—and demonstrates a curiosity about the history of painting, as well as the social construction of hierarchies of taste.

Specs:

27.5 inches
35.4 inches

③ Artist:

Tanja Nis-Hansen

Tanja Nis-Hansen’s semi-autobiographical work explores the body's presence amid contemporary capitalism. Encompassing painting, performance and text, the artist’s compositions frequently depict anxious, waiting, resting, ill or non-functioning figures. Nis-Hansen’s work invites viewers to think about exhaustion, illness, bodily maintenance, female labor, heritage and the environment—while also examining the history of painting and the social construction of hierarchies of taste.

Tanja Nis-Hansen:
Words That Nearly Rhyme, 2022
Oil and acrylic on canvas
35.4 × 27.5 inches /