Elizabeth Glaessner utilizes water-dispersed pigment and inks in her absorbing, vibrant scenes and portraits. The works, moving reality and dreamlike settings, explore humanity in their imperfect forms. Often, her work is pulling from both mythology and her own experiences in her paintings.
“Glaessner’s brightly hued paintings teem with life, drawing on personal history, memory and ritual, both real and imagined,” New York’s PPOW Gallery says. “The works depict a Utopian and surreal universe that Glaessner has been exploring in her work over the last decade, featuring theatrical and celebratory figures that blur the line between myth and reality. Glaessner has had a long-time fascination with the way ancient societies immortalized their leaders through the repetition of stories passed down orally and visually through depictions on murals and objects, often resulting in exaggerated and performative figures.”
See more of her work below.