My work calls on figure painting’s capacity to conjure both contemporary and historical narratives. I construct my scenes by staging photoshoots and then digitally manipulating the images, which I then use as reference in the studio. Reoccurring themes in my work include tensions within relationships, presence and absence between individuals, and symbiosis of parents and children. My most recent paintings engage with ideas of home and permanence, invasiveness and temporality through the framework of Canadian real estate practices.
Attachment by Amanda Rhodenizer 2016; oil paint on canvas
35 x 45 cm