Inka Essenhigh, ‘Black Sunflower’, 2020, Painting, Enamel on panel, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) Benefit Auction
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Inka Essenhigh

Black Sunflower, 2020

Enamel on panel
12 1/4 × 12 1/8 in
31.1 × 30.8 cm
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Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) Benefit Auction

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Inka Essenhigh
American, b. 1969
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Inka Essenhigh's fluid, dreamlike imagery—often the result of automatic drawing and free association—references graphic novels and the golden age of animation. Part of a group of contemporary figurative painters in New York (including John Currin, Will Cotton, and Lisa Yuskavage), she is also associated with Pop Surrealism. Recent large-scale landscape paintings of weather and passing seasons share the high-gloss surfaces and accentuated colors of her figures. While earlier, enamel works focused on line and flatness, her move to oil paint in 2001 has resulted in a sculptural, almost three-dimensional style.

Inka Essenhigh, ‘Black Sunflower’, 2020, Painting, Enamel on panel, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) Benefit Auction
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Signed, dated and titled on recto
Inka Essenhigh
American, b. 1969
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Inka Essenhigh's fluid, dreamlike imagery—often the result of automatic drawing and free association—references graphic novels and the golden age of animation. Part of a group of contemporary figurative painters in New York (including John Currin, Will Cotton, and Lisa Yuskavage), she is also associated with Pop Surrealism. Recent large-scale landscape paintings of weather and passing seasons share the high-gloss surfaces and accentuated colors of her figures. While earlier, enamel works focused on line and flatness, her move to oil paint in 2001 has resulted in a sculptural, almost three-dimensional style.

Inka Essenhigh

Black Sunflower, 2020

Enamel on panel
12 1/4 × 12 1/8 in
31.1 × 30.8 cm
.
Bidding closed
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