Item 24

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Colette Brésilla
Eye Witnesses/Témoins Oculaires, 2014

Oil-Wax-Ink on canvas
24” x 30”

“Brésilla maintains that the act of creating art often channels responses to the world we live in, by expressing the joy as well as the horror of the current state of social, political, and economic affairs. Her paintings, rich with saturated colors and an idiosyncratic iconography, reflect a wide scope of spiritual and cultural references, resulting from such realities that convey both the sweetness and bitterness of our everyday lives. Her inspirations are drawn from meditation, certain genres of music, reading, and observations of the interactions of people. Concentrating on the female figure, she explores and explodes traditional conceptions of women, presenting the viewer with compelling figures who both appeal to and confound them.”