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Every now and then, I encounter an artist that produces artwork that pokes an old sore spot in my heart. I have recently been in touch with with Toronto based painter Rosalind Breen, she most definitely is one of those artists. Breen unabashedly explores the complexity and beauty that exists in relationships, through the metaphoric entwining of limbs and body parts. The figures in her paintings are a combination of real and imagined characters, shown in intimate embraces in undefined bedrooms. From her artist’s statement-
“These images reference the human experience of one to one relationships, intimacy and the increasing difficulty of find stability or trust in urban culture. I dance between the line of allowing the figures to be physically close yet completely disconnected and numb – together, yet not at all.”
Breen has a beautiful, poetic way of depicting the push/pull struggle of real intimacy, the nature of connection in modern relationships, and the implied pain and disconnection from ourselves and those we share ourselves with in our intimate encounters. You can read more about Rosalind’s work on her blog here.
Thank you to Rosalind for allowing me to feature her work, and link to her photographs.
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