193 | Vanessa Prager - “Static”
Vanessa Prager (b. 1984) is an American artist, born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Known mainly for her large-scale, abstract oil paintings, Prager‘s main subject is the female figure. Thick, loose, heavily impastoed bodies melt in and out of their form, and what we consider beauty and identity is often a central theme to her work.
Prager has had solo shows at The Hole, New York; Richard Heller, Los Angeles; and Kristin Hjellegjerde, Berlin and London; and group shows in Los Angeles with Over The Influence; M+B; and Diane Rosenstein Gallery.
Vanessa’s latest solo show, “Static” shows at the Diane Rosenstein Gallery from February 20th to April 10th, 2021
Topics Discussed In This Episode:
- Emotions felt through the COVID-19 lockdown
- Processing emotions
- Painting what one sees
- Understanding one’s reality
- Vanessa’s upbringing
- The depiction of woman within a patriarchal society
- Breaking away from stigmas
- Recognizing patterns in life