Uncover Us (2018)
oil on canvas
24 x 24 in.
My artwork divulges playfully arranged fragments of the human body and objects to examine our shared experience of living in a body of flesh. I distort the viewer to reflect on plump round ripples, folds and deep valleys emulating a peer into a tender forbidden place of touching or holding. These forms reveal our natural longing for affection and intimacy.
My paintings, both schematically posed and also collected from everyday life, explore fleshy pieces and compact parts to renew our understanding of embodiment.
© Lauren Flaaen