Recent paintings by New York City-based artist Alyssa Klauer. Constructed on a foundation of faux finishes, imaginary worlds, and phantasmagoric elements, Klauer’s work is an attempt to create a mixed response — the sense of difference in sameness, repulsion in attraction:
“I employ the constructed still life to engage and pull together incongruent images to make an intense psychological space. The works are dangerously alluring, their propensity to transform rooted in their fragmentation. I am interested in visceral metamorphic elements and how they combine to create autonomous feminine forms. The fragmentation heightens the artifice of the figures or constructions, and shows the body’s agency in reclaiming the artifice.”
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