Sasha Gordon‘s vivid oil paintings feature touches of the surreal, exploring themes such as mental illness and sexuality. The artist, currently a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, has moved from intimate, realistic portraits to more conceptual, perspective shifting work recently. Works such as “I Left The Night The Dummy Crashed The Gordon’s Volvo” offer seemingly personal narratives with several elements to unpack.
“Her work explores self-image, racial prejudice, mental illness, and the male gaze, while also exhibiting her discomfort with intimacy and the female body,” a statement says.
In the artist’s recent copper plate engraving, her knack of texture takes on a new, absorbing quality. See more of her recent work below.