Paintings of through and fell / Volcano Mommy

May 15, 2021June 11, 2021

“PAINTINGS OF THROUGH AND FELL” by CRISTINA DE MIGUEL

Cristina de Miguel's approach to painting celebrates its materiality. Images of women celebrating their own bodies by dancing in clubs and shaking their butts in front of fans remind us of life's banality. At the same time, they recall the feeling of internal isolation, to the point that thoughts take over the body until it melts into paint. 

“I want to make paintings that evoke emotions through their physicality. Paintings that are about painting. In order to achieve this, I use bodies that melt physically, in the same way paint drips and melts too.” - Cristina de Miguel

Her deep and innate sentiments are always expressed in a playful tone with the use of her colorful palette, resulting in an expressive and often exaggerated anatomy of figures, seemingly spontaneous but actually well-studied. In this absurd univerese she creates, she generously offers a much-needed neo-expressionistic female gaze on a male dominated world.

Cristina de Miguel (b. Seville, 1987) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has studied Fine Arts at the University of Seville, spending a year in Athens, Greece. In 2013 she received her Masters in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.

 

”VOLCANO MOMMY” by ROYAL JARMON

Royal Jarmon's paintings exaggerate perspectives and forms, while distorting commercial ordinary objects. By saturating colours he creates a vibrant alteration of a flattened reality. This spatial perspective depicts social culture, consumption and leisure, as popular expressions of everyday life. 

“I love using my hands. I think my paintings feel like sculptures because I'm really interested in the dynamics of space.” - Royal Jarmon

His paintings shift back and forth between realism and psychedelia. By blending these two contradictory elements, the abstracted objects potrayed in his paintings seem explosive.

Royal Jarmon (b. Sacramento, 1986) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Jarmon has spent years educating himself on art history, painting and developing his practice. His works have been included in shows at The Hole, NYC and Castor Gallery, LA.