Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Emulate: A Visual Interpretation of Schiele’s Nudes" by Lauren Faulkner

"Born in 1890 in Austria, Egon Schiele was a figurative painter mentored by Gustave Klimt and associated with Art Nouveau and early Expressionist movements. Schiele is well known for his brutal confrontation of death, sex, loss and discovery as subject matter. His ability to convey weighty emotion through the simplicity of pose is masterful. During his life, Schiele’s work was lauded as depraved, pornographic and controversial. His visceral and uncomfortable representations of the human form, as well as the human condition, are unflinchingly honest, poignantly beautiful and expertly crafted. Although Schiele died in 1918 at the age of 28, his work reflects the talent of a fully-matured artist.

In this series, I examine Schiele in terms of style. I combine some of Schiele’s most revered nudes with my own palette imbuing in the paintings a synthesis of Schiele’s and my own vision of the body. By emulating his style I hope to gain further insight into his creative process, and to create work that reflects his artistic mastery."
---Lauren Faulkner, March 2011.

Lauren Faulkner recently graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a concentration in painting. She is originally from Portland, but Tacoma is her home for now. http://www.laurenfaulkner.weebly.com/

Lauren Faulkner, Emulate: A Visual Interpretation of Schiele’s Nudes installation at the Telphone Room Gallery, Oil on canvas paintings, March 2011. Painting on left: 22"x26"; Painting on right: 24"x30".

Lauren Faulkner, Emulate: A Visual Interpretation of Schiele’s Nudes installation at the Telphone Room Gallery, Oil on canvas paintings, March 2011. Painting on left: 22"x26".

Lauren Faulkner, Emulate: A Visual Interpretation of Schiele’s Nudes installation at the Telphone Room Gallery, Oil on canvas paintings, March 2011. Painting on left: 22"x26"; Painting on right: 24"x30".

Lauren Faulkner, Emulate: A Visual Interpretation of Schiele’s Nudes installation at the Telphone Room Gallery, Oil on canvas paintings, March 2011. Painting on left: 24"x30"; Painting on right: 16"x30".

Lauren Faulkner, Emulate: A Visual Interpretation of Schiele’s Nudes installation at the Telphone Room Gallery, Oil on canvas paintings, March 2011. Painting on right: 16"x30".
Emulate: A Visual Interpretation of Schiele’s Nudes by Lauren Faulkner is on view at the Telephone Room Gallery from March 4 - 28, 2011. Viewable by appointment almost anytime -- email us at thetelephoneroom@gmail.com for an appointment.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post a Comment