Obliquely Autobiographical

“…these figures, and the abstract elements they are connected to, enact stories that are obliquely autobiographical.” - the artist

Cat and Women, 2018, Inkjet print drawn in Photoshop, 12 x 12 inches, $275

Cat and Women, 2018, Inkjet print drawn in Photoshop, 12 x 12 inches, $275

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.

In-studio Self-portrait, 2010, Inkjet print of original photo of me and drawing - all in Photoshop, 11 x 14 inches, $275

In-studio Self-portrait, 2010, Inkjet print of original photo of me and drawing - all in Photoshop, 11 x 14 inches, $275

[…] 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.

Moo, 2010, Inkjet print made in Photoshop, 11 x 14 inches, $275

Moo, 2010, Inkjet print made in Photoshop, 11 x 14 inches, $275

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.

Feed Me, 2019, Inkjet print drawn in Photoshop, 12 x 12 inches, $275

Feed Me, 2019, Inkjet print drawn in Photoshop, 12 x 12 inches, $275

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.

Piercing the Ceiling, 2019, Inkjet print drawn in Photoshop, 12 x 12 inches, $275

Piercing the Ceiling, 2019, Inkjet print drawn in Photoshop, 12 x 12 inches, $275

Photo source: the artist

Photo source: the artist

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.

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.carolradsprecher.com. You may also follow the artist on Instagram @cradsprecher.


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