Margo Selski, ‘Little Red- Sizing up the Enemy’, RJD Gallery

About Margo Selski

Using oil painting and encaustic, Margo Selski creates a vast universe where characters from her own imagined world meet visitors from fairy tales and children’s stories. Her dark palette and static compositions recall the portraiture of Flemish painter Jan van Eyck, while cracked surfaces—created by storing beeswax-covered works in the freezer—add a Renaissance-era patina and ghostly underpaintings slowly reveal themselves over time. The works, both intricately beautiful and eerily unsettling, take the viewer on an emotional journey as they discover the nuances hidden within them. “Seemingly simple allegories, my work reveals itself over time,” she says. “By using a safe and familiar composition, my goal is to lull the viewer into a false sense of comfort and familiarity, where they are drawn to images which, upon further viewing, become curious, uncomfortable and perhaps even dangerous."

American, b. 1963, Rochester, Minnesota, based in Washington

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
A Curious and Wonderful Bewilderment, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
Earthly Delights, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2016
The Princess and the Provocteur, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2016
Parallel Universe, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2016
PRIZED POSSESSIONS, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2015
Looking Forward into The Past, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2015
The Revolution hasn't started…., RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2014
Women Painting Women, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2014
TRANSCENDENTAL FEMININE FANTASY, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2014
In Pursuit of Passion, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton
2013
Holiday Mix, RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton

Fair History on Artsy