Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

Kelly Reemtsen

Hammer, 2016

Copperplate gravure etching with screenprint on Arches En-Tout-Cas
22 1/2 × 22 in
57.2 × 55.9 cm
Edition 11/25 + 6AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
About the work
Medium
Print
Publisher
Flying Horse Editions
Kelly Reemtsen
American, b. 1967
Follow

Kelly Reemtsen’s candy-colored paintings of women have dark undertones, exploring the paradoxical status of being female in a “post-feminist” contemporary society. Reemtsen’s iconic motif is a woman in a festive cocktail dress, sporting an object that is at odds with her leisurely costume, like carpentry equipment or power tools. Her other subjects have included women in mid-fall, or what Reemtsen describes as “falling out of love and/or falling short of expectations.” The characters in her paintings rarely reveal their heads or faces, which are either obscured or cropped out entirely. Recurring motifs in her works have included cotton candy—a reference to Wayne Thiebaud—iridescent bubbles, and gem-like pills, rendered with multi-colored contour lines.

Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
About the work
Medium
Print
Publisher
Flying Horse Editions
Kelly Reemtsen
American, b. 1967
Follow

Kelly Reemtsen’s candy-colored paintings of women have dark undertones, exploring the paradoxical status of being female in a “post-feminist” contemporary society. Reemtsen’s iconic motif is a woman in a festive cocktail dress, sporting an object that is at odds with her leisurely costume, like carpentry equipment or power tools. Her other subjects have included women in mid-fall, or what Reemtsen describes as “falling out of love and/or falling short of expectations.” The characters in her paintings rarely reveal their heads or faces, which are either obscured or cropped out entirely. Recurring motifs in her works have included cotton candy—a reference to Wayne Thiebaud—iridescent bubbles, and gem-like pills, rendered with multi-colored contour lines.

Kelly Reemtsen

Hammer, 2016

Copperplate gravure etching with screenprint on Arches En-Tout-Cas
22 1/2 × 22 in
57.2 × 55.9 cm
Edition 11/25 + 6AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Other works by Kelly Reemtsen
Related works
Most Similar