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Suzannah Sinclair

German-American, b. 1979

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Suzannah Sinclair

German-American, b. 1979

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Suzannah Sinclair says that she uses art to find “the tricky balance between the sexual and the emotional, and [examine] which of the two we are more comfortable with.” She characteristically makes references to images found in 1960s and ’70s adult magazines in her mixed-media paintings, applying a combination of watercolor and colored pencil onto various types of wood panel. She uses the wood’s grain as part of her compositions, whether as a skin tone, a texture, or a reference for a curve in the body; the wood’s absorption of the materials’ color gives her works a muted color palette or a faded look. Sinclair also produces drawings and installations that share the themes of her paintings.

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Suzannah Sinclair says that she uses art to find “the tricky balance between the sexual and the emotional, and [examine] which of the two we are more comfortable with.” She characteristically makes references to images found in 1960s and ’70s adult magazines in her mixed-media paintings, applying a combination of watercolor and colored pencil onto various types of wood panel. She uses the wood’s grain as part of her compositions, whether as a skin tone, a texture, or a reference for a curve in the body; the wood’s absorption of the materials’ color gives her works a muted color palette or a faded look. Sinclair also produces drawings and installations that share the themes of her paintings.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum