Miranda Fine Arts Contemporary Art Gallery

Patricia Miranda



Sasha Kopelowitz

Artist Statement

I paint miniature abstractions that attempt to give form to libidinal chaos in the body, soul or unconscious. The starting point for this exploration was rooted in questions about female sexuality and representation: Is there a visual language specific to the expression of female sexuality? How is an individual's voice and vision shaped by corporeal experience?
The small scale of the resulting paintings provides the viewer with an immediate intimacy. Close attention will yield the richly detailed places and creatures that inhabit the soft biology of my imagination.
There are floating creatures of exuberance and terror. Their fleshy forms and folds can be excited erotic or terrifying. Some of the places are temples or structures built from the same substance as the organisms. They are wrapped in multiple layers of brightly colored skins or cloths that surround and protect portals or chambers. Form and color imbue these organisms' skin and flesh with a vibrant corporeal knowledge that pulses with life. I believe that if our psyches had organs, this is what they might look like.