Cris Brodahl

The Jean Genie

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The Jean Genie
Cris Brodahl
The Jean Genie
2005
oil on canvas
122 x 147 cm
Working from collaged sources, Cris Brodahl condenses disparate images into unsettlingly introspective paintings, rendered with photorealistic naturalness. Executed in sepia tones, Brodahl’s The Jean Genie alludes to a cinematic glamour that’s both nostalgic and remote. Strangely buckled and conjoined, Brodahl’s figures converge as an elevated moment of high drama, creating emotional tension through their physical distortion. Through her amalgamated forms, Brodahl envisions an image of fractured beauty; its placid fabrication belying psychological unease.

     
 


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