In Jessie Makinson‘s oil and watercolor paintings, the artist looks at how women are represented in both pop culture and art history. Melding backdrops and figurative forms, the artist toys with the contours of both, with dense and elegant results. Recent work on gallery walls integrates that sensibility in fascinating ways in these spaces, her women and mythological characters emerging behind hung pieces.
“The Paintings are dense with recollections and impressions, questioning with humorous and often capricious proposals,” Frestonian Gallery says. “The figures are difficult to separate from their place and relation to the rooms and spaces they inhabit.”
See more of Makinson’s work below.