Monday, September 17, 2007

Erin Cone (Peter's pick)

Through a random search while I was doing research for my own work, I came across Erin Cone. She is an painter that predominantly deals with of portraits. She uses strong solid lines and a lot of rich color against solid backgrounds. One critic says, "Though she mostly paints self-portraits or portraits of people close to her-- the figures remain tantalizingly unspecific...her paintings are endless yet enigmatic mirrors of the human condition." I especially like her monochrome work, such as "smoker" made in 2001. I really like her use of dramatic lighting.

1 comment:

Greg Thielker said...

Very cinematic. These images connect to graphic design as well- clear lines and shapes. But the ambigious expressions & confrontation with the viewer keeps them from being quickly understood.