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Paris nights
Behind closed doors. Leading up to the hys.te.ri.a and Garden of Eden series, are Paris Nights. Nudes, all women, outlined by the vibrance of color, as if illuminated by the neons of the boisterous "city of lights" alluded to in the title. There's a sense that clues were dropped in each piece, a truth to be uncovered; a ghostly figure emerging from a muddle of chaos; maybe a forest? (cf. Woman in green); the delicate rendering of a female form in pastels on coarsened wood, are those drill holes? (cf. Nude in black); culminating in Paris nights, a woman with her back to the viewer, and, on her left, an ambiguous form reaching out; is it human? 
Paris nights is a prelude to her future paintings, which revisit classical muses of 20th-century Art, in particular feminine figures caught at the crossroad between Expressionism and Impressionism. This work is as much a tribute to the great masters as they brought to light the psychology and sexuality of their subjects in relation to their natural surroundings, as it is a study on the physicality of the body accentuated by the interplay of textures. 
Nude in black
Acrylic, pastel on wood
22.5 x 23 x 4 cm
Acrylic, pastel on wood
20.5 x 30 cm
Woman in green
Acrylic, pastel on wood
23.5 x 30 cm
Woman in orange
Acrylic, pastel on canvas
30 x 25 cm 
Woman in midnight blue
Mixed media on canvas
45 x 45 cm 
Paris nights
Acrylic, pastel on wood (dyptic) 
121 x 244 cm
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