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Still Alive
Cris Brodahl
Still Alive

2005

oil on canvas

122 x 147 cm
Painted with the romanticised aura of yesteryear, Cris Brodahl’s Still Alive is an exquisite and bizarre arrangement. Drawing from Surrealism as a departure point for negotiating the human form, Brodahl’s painting is pieced together as a stylised motif, an irrational and dream-like icon. Brodahl’s ‘portrait’ is both seductive and monstrous: fashionable accoutrements of flowers and fur double as sensuous physicality, replicating folds of skin and alluring warmth, accessorised by a disembodied hand and all-seeing eye. Through her delicate assemblage, Brodahl composes a disjointed fetishism, conceiving the rules of attraction as esophoric and cerebral paradigm.

Cris Brodahl's BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1963, Ghent, Belgium
Lives and works in Ghent



SOLO EXHIBITIONS



2010
The Waiting Room, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA

2009
Sometimes The Earth Smells Like Heaven, The Approach W1, London, UK

2008
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

2007
The Yellow Tree, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

2006
Thin Whites, The Approach, London, England
Electric Blue, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

2004
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

2002
Annette de Keyser, Antwerp

2001
Walter von Bierendonck / Dirk van Saene, Antwerp: window gallery


GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2011
Secret Societies, Curated by Cristina Ricupero, Alexis Vaillant and Matthias Ulrich, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

2008
Sphnixx, Modern Art, London, UK

2007
An Archeology, 176, London

2005
Cut, The Approach, London

2004
Michael Bauer, Cris Brodahl, Stef Driesen, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles