Repose

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$5,500.00

There is a hint of a childlike figure resting at the bottom of the painting. The density of marks in this area suggests repose.

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Jennifer K Kiss

February 04, 2022

This is gorgeous

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Gina Werfel
Gina Werfel Creator

February 04, 2022

Thank you!

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

February 03, 2022

With her characteristic liberated loose brushwork, Gina Werfel’s "Repose" finds an alluring balance between abstraction and figuration without declaring allegiance to either. Probably a fault of my own perception, I did not notice the rosy-cheeked child relaxing in the bed of flowers at the forefront of the painting. I was too caught up with the gestural flourishes of red, green, and blue to open my eyes to the realm of figuration. However, as soon as I noticed the curly blonde hair and sky-blue dress, I could not return to the almost Abstract Expressionist composition that first greeted me. The abstractions’ ability to momentarily overpower the child’s image comes from the portions of unpainted canvas (or primed canvas painted with a neutral color; I can’t quite tell). By leaving the empty space in the foreground, Werfel gives us two paintings in one that can be equally appreciated from seemingly opposed perspectives

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Gina Werfel
Creator
Category
Abstraction
Type
Painting - Unframed
Materials
Oil, Canvas
Dimensions
48.00 inches wide
48.00 inches tall
2.00 inches deep
Weight
5.00 lbs
Location
Davis, CA, US
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