Details:

The title of this painting refers to children's games where players both chase and are chased—finding their way without seeing anything. The artist commemorates these games in a composition that tells the same story even when it is turned upside down.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Plumpsack or Ene Mene Miste-Say It We Play It

The title of this painting refers to children's games where players both chase and are chased—finding their way without seeing anything. The artist commemorates these games in a composition that tells the same story even when it is turned upside down. The artist's dynamic work frequently depicts expressively bent figures in spaces that the protagonists dissect, organize and animate. About the pandemic years, Schwarz says: "The last two years were, and still are, violently turbulent. One repeatedly had to figure out the ground one was standing on and, more importantly—with whom you were standing."

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:
Plumpsack or Ene Mene Miste-Say It We Play It, 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:
Plumpsack or Ene Mene Miste-Say It We Play It, 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 /