Sculptured-Painting by Vanessa Prager
Moving in a bold, new direction with a series of large-scale, multi-colored oil paintings, Vanessa Prager’s (born 1984) “imagined” portraits cross the border between the figurative and the abstract with diplomatic immunity.
To quote the artist, “I made this series tell stories and as with any story, you need to zoom-in to get the details and zoom-out to grasp the larger thematic concerns.” With layered brushstrokes Prager creates a sculptured-painting effect; the entire composition seems to melt, drip and fade out at first glance. But look long enough and you see a lone isolated face staring starkly out at you. Artist resides in Los Angeles, CA. Vanessa is represented by Richard Heller Gallery. Follow her on Twitter.