“…these figures, and the abstract elements they are connected to, enact stories that are obliquely autobiographical.” - the artist
Distortions of the human figure is a key element in my work. Variations of the female figure—that first landscape that we experience as we enter the world—animate most of my work.
[…] these figures, and the abstract elements they are connected to, enact stories that are obliquely autobiographical. They all show women being strong. Some stories are unpleasant; some are bewildering; others are full of play with line and shape.
Each of the images presented here is part of a narrative series. I have been a painter for decades. When I had access to Photoshop (eight years ago), this medium felt like second nature.
The speed with which images can be made and evolve into other images; the ability to save prior renditions while the images continue to evolve; the seemingly infinite possibilities of what can be made visible; the ephemeral nature of virtual products, and the easy storage—all of these qualities inherent in working digitally are exciting and stimulating.
About the artist:
Carol Radsprecher is a restless artist whose images combine figurative and abstract elements. She earned her MFA in painting from Hunter College, CUNY. A longtime painter, she discovered the wonders of digital image-making and found that media well-suited to her need to make a succession of rapidly evolving, narrative images based on distorted representations of the human body, especially the female body. Her work has appeared in several solo shows and numerous group shows, and has been published in print and online publications.
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