R. Freymuth-Frazier’s oil paintings dangle sexuality before the viewer before replacing it with feelings of discomfort and alienation. The soft, supple women in her works often stare out from the canvas with confrontational gazes, as if reproaching us for tracing their ample curves with our eyes. Freymuth-Frazier’s work lives within this tension, casting a dark shadow on eroticism as a site for all sorts of anxieties and hang-ups instead of a pure expression of love. The artist is based in New York City. Instead of pursuing a traditional education, she apprenticed with several established painters including Odd Nerdrum, whose work appears to have influenced her delicate, hazy yet surreal style. Take a look at some of her recent paintings below.