The Gallery: Oona Ratcliffe

The Gallery: Oona Ratcliffe

amy chase
Sep 25, 2008

Gouache #37, 2007. Gouache on paper, 23 x 30"

Introducing Oona Ratcliffe. The signature fluidity-meets-bauhaus-simplicity that can be found in her clothing line, Langue... all began here in the tensions she explores in her paintings...

In the artist's words, "By keeping the opposition between the figure and ground unsettled, the picture constantly shifts; there are no resting points. Metaphorically enacting an existence governed by the moment and a frenetic, dislocated seeking of immediate sensation, it is my hope that this work will show its viewers the opulent, sensuous and attractive — but paradoxically ungrounded, shallow and disordered — permutations of such a state."

Dispersion, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 72"

Inquiries about the works featured here? Please contact the artist through her website. (Oona reports that new paintings are soon to be posted -- so check back again soon if you want to see more!)

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