|Untitled (Greg), 2012.|
I haven't been able to find anything about this painter - I have tried - except that she lives/lived in Brooklyn and that she's studying for/got an MFA in painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Oh, and I think these paintings are great.
We have to be very careful when calculating the influence of gender and sexuality in the creation of art, but sometimes I sense a difference - perhaps never entirely definable - in the way a woman paints a male nude. In choice of pose and mood, there's often a quite remarkable stillness and vulnerability to the male figure that seems particular to the recording of a female gaze; a male artist might portray all the other aspects of the model - his physicality, his psychology, perhaps even his sexuality - but not often approach such a clear-sighted intimacy.