Details:

This painting features a strange constellation of uneasy bodies. The composition evokes the dizzying adventures of a Münchhausen-like figure who has grown old and a larcenous magpie that is collecting strange things to put together something familiar.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Barons and Magpies and All the Things Shiny

This painting features a strange constellation of uneasy bodies. The composition evokes the dizzying adventures of a Münchhausen-like figure who has grown old and a larcenous magpie that is collecting strange things to put together something familiar—perhaps a home, a world she can make sense of. The artist's dynamic work frequently depicts expressively bent figures in spaces that the protagonists dissect, organize, and animate.

Schwarz's work draws from ancient myth and philosophy as much as from our contemporary moment—combining the present and the past with a subtle portion of sarcasm and dark humor. The artist's paintings function as both inward- and outward-directed observations, exploring personal questions about love, new beginnings and the celebration of life. Schwarz's work also examines identity and current sociological, psychological and political issues. The artist's compositions are both allegorical and steeped in riddles, functioning as dynamic processes suspended in time.

Specs:

31.5 inches
35.5 inches

③ Artist:

Tina Schwarz

Tina Schwarz’s sarcastic and darkly humorous paintings are both explorations of personal questions—including love and the celebration of life—and examinations of current sociological, psychological and political issues. The artist’s dynamic compositions feature expressively bent and transformed figures in spaces that the protagonists dissect, organize and animate. Drawing from ancient myth and philosophy as much as from our contemporary moment, Schwarz’s works are steeped in riddles; they are allegorical and dynamic processes immersed in their time, critically engaging viewers as they lead them floating through a dream.

Tina Schwarz:
Barons and Magpies and All the Things Shiny, 2022
Oil, Flashe acrylics, oilstick, charcoal and pastel on portrait linen primed with rabbit skin glue and an extra layer of transparent gesso
35.5 × 31.5 inches /
Tina Schwarz:
Barons and Magpies and All the Things Shiny, 2022
Oil, Flashe acrylics, oilstick, charcoal and pastel on portrait linen primed with rabbit skin glue and an extra layer of transparent gesso
35.5 × 31.5 inches /