I am again reminded how important it is to stay connected to a creative community. Ms. Erika Ranee blessed Brooklyn today, stopping by for an all too brief studio visit. Please visit her WEBSITE for more information and images.
Tarzan, 2010 | mixed media on canvas | 72"x 98"
"My recent paintings address the seduction of "bling" culture. The action of the paint mark and the implication of sex inherent in the medium's viscosity demand a magnanimous and chaotic presence. The work is primarily large-scale, saturated in a bright and often neon palette, and heavily layered with the detritus of the video girls' day-to-day toil. Band-Aids, false eyelashes, sex ads and other discarded items are obscured and embedded in the shellac and paint like remnants of prehistoric insects in amber--a new kind of nature."
- Erika Ranee