Chicago, Illinois-based artist Thérèse Mulgrew comes from a lineage of artists. Rising up, with affect from her mom’s surreal oil work and her grandmother’s impressionist nonetheless lifes, she started to domesticate her personal portray observe, which incorporates largely large-scale portraits and nostalgic nonetheless lifes in oil paint. Exploring themes of vulnerability and intimacy, Mulgrew views her work, although typically that includes family and friends as topics, as autobiographical extensions of herself and relationships.
“Many of the jewellery and objects rendered within the work are my very own and in that approach, really feel like an additional glimpse into my speedy world,” she explains. “Most of the work give attention to palms, which I’ve been fascinated by since I used to be a child—their character and wonder, the best way they appear to inform tales and remind us that we’re human.” Her present sequence is closely influenced by movie and cinematography, portraying narrative via cinematic stills rendered in meticulous element.
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