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Nicole Eisenman

Is it so, 2014

Oil on canvas
65 × 82 in
165.1 × 208.3 cm
Location
New York
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Exhibition history
New Museum
New York
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Hall Collection

Hall Collection

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Painting
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Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Nicole Eisenman
American, b. 1965
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Working from the heart and driven by the body, Nicole Eisenman explores the human condition in her critically acclaimed, wide-ranging prints, paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works. As she explains: “I reflect a certain desire in my work, I want my work to be authentic and reflective of my body, what it’s interested in. The work is nothing if not feeling-based.” Influenced by Expressionism, Impressionism, and Pablo Picasso, Eisenman populates her works with emotionally resonant, cartoonish figures, formed out of exaggerated, painterly lines and intense colors. Full of pathos and dark humor, they are expressionistic portraits of herself and her friends, or imagined characters based on her critical observations of contemporary life and culture. Whether carousing at a beer garden or lounging dreamily, in groups or alone, Eisenman’s figures seem isolated and contemplative—products of our time, reflections of ourselves.

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About the work
Exhibition history
New Museum
New York
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Hall Collection

Hall Collection

Medium
Painting
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Nicole Eisenman
American, b. 1965
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Working from the heart and driven by the body, Nicole Eisenman explores the human condition in her critically acclaimed, wide-ranging prints, paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works. As she explains: “I reflect a certain desire in my work, I want my work to be authentic and reflective of my body, what it’s interested in. The work is nothing if not feeling-based.” Influenced by Expressionism, Impressionism, and Pablo Picasso, Eisenman populates her works with emotionally resonant, cartoonish figures, formed out of exaggerated, painterly lines and intense colors. Full of pathos and dark humor, they are expressionistic portraits of herself and her friends, or imagined characters based on her critical observations of contemporary life and culture. Whether carousing at a beer garden or lounging dreamily, in groups or alone, Eisenman’s figures seem isolated and contemplative—products of our time, reflections of ourselves.

Nicole Eisenman

Is it so, 2014

Oil on canvas
65 × 82 in
165.1 × 208.3 cm
Location
New York
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