The title of the painting Art Class at Mental Institution suggests an emotional or psychological narrative rather than a formal portrait, but the quiet space maintains an interestingly subtle equilibrium. The…"
"Hello Kristen. Thank you so much for adding me as a friend and taking the time to look over my work. I especially appreciate your detailed critque on my The Other Side painting. Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you but my English is…"
" Julie your work IS absolutely UNIQUE, MYSTERIOUS and very POWERFUL, something or someone thoughts you want discover over and over, i also like colors ... quiet (even hide it) , and idea is not screaming being strong enough... just whisper"
" Hello Julie, thank you so much for add me as a friend and for your very deep comment to my work. You absolutely right about contrast between the profile picture and my work..))) it`s cross me too when i download that one.. but i dont have to…"
"hi tanya, i've come back several times to look at your work and one thing that always startles me is the contrast between your playful profile picture and your images. there are so few clues aside from an aguished,…"
This is an inquisitive series of figurative works that share a certain academic detachment with a more detailed unanimated object of fixation. The Other Side has a unexpected vulnerability, as the partially clad…"
hi tanya, i've come back several times to look at your work and one thing that always startles me is the contrast between your playful profile picture and your images. there are so few clues aside from an aguished, isolated, seemingly captive figure that the paintings provide a perfect rorschach, meaning the response from the viewer exposes much about the viewer. although the subject is practically nude, there is an absence of sexual overtones. the title "art class in a mental institution" intrigues. it makes me think she is the model, being "drawn", studied and maybe even watched from behind the curtain which you've left partially open. the one with the large male hands and the heavy paint gestures behind raise my anxiety. even though the hands look free from tension they don't seem to be comforting and it feels like if they tighten at all they will crack the very fragile looking arm. the back of the artist also looks painfully thin. the body in each vignette is so well positioned and rendered, very expressive work.
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