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Judith Eisler

Foot . 2018

Foot . 2018

+ Casey Kaplan

Judith Eisler paints cinematic close-ups sourced from her own photographs of paused film scenes. With a lifelong interest in film, eisler often returns to the work of filmmakers such as Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Derek Jarman. In consideration of the formal properties of light, color and space within a single film frame, the artist considers an image’s capacity to exist as both real and fictional. As each image undergoes multiple layers of mediation, eisler’s renderings shift between representational and abstract. Working with oil on canvas, eisler directs our view to the visual optics of cinematic happenings.
Casey Kaplan
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