Barbara Egin is best known for her expressionistic and sensual paintings of bold female subjects in symbolically and psychologically charged environments. Adopting poses ranging from the erotic to the uncanny and inscrutable, her women inhabit a world of intense colors and dark shade. Worked primarily in oil and acrylic, Egin’s paintings involve both vigorous and gestural brushwork and subtle detailing. An equally accomplished photographer and sculptor, Egin introduces disruptions in scale and perspective into her paintings. She often crops the frame awkwardly and creates impossible contrasts in scale between her human subjects and the objects that surround them. Across mediums, Egin’s oeuvre is an extended meditation on the female body and its relationship to contemporary culture.