Will I ever get tired of the mysterious emotional universe that goes unspoken in portraits? This Polish artist is convincing me that the answer is probably not. Daria Golab’s rough portraiture on pencil and paper plays host to an enigmatic squad of sketchy women. They catch your eye with time-consuming patterns, small doses of color, and the occasional bleeding knuckles or a busted eye. The artist’s flower shower series plays with visual contradictions, keeping your curiosity held by the balance between imagery of delicate florals and signs of physical harm.
Portraits with Blood and Flowers
Posted by Jaanelle Yee
• April 12, 2016