Paris

Meat the Fleshy Oil Paintings of Oda Jaune

Heart bouquets, meat candles, and surreal human portraits are among her lively figurative paintings.
03 December 2015, 1:30pm
Fleurs, 2015, oil on canvas, 160 x 130 cm. Images courtesy the artist

Meat, flesh, and sex abide in Oda Jaune's latest body of work, Blues Skies. The Bulgarian-born, German-trained, and now, Paris-based artist laughs in the face of labels, taking figurative painting to a whole new level by exploring the generally intimidating realms of imagination, appropriation, and obsession. Her highly personal and vividly tactile style is marked by a resolute optimism coupled with a liberated vision free from practical conventions, hence the fairy tale name of the exhibition, which will be on view at the Galerie Templon in Paris January 9 through February 20, 2016. The exhibition will be a glimpse into her inner world, where “she subjects [her obsessions] to a constant process of change and reinvention” and “unashamedly explores the images that lurk in the subconscious” through skillful craft and emotional beauty.

Brown Night, 2015, oil on canvas, 140 x 100 cm.

Candle, 2015, oil on canvas, 60 x 40 cm

Baby Blue, 2015, oil on canvas, 130 x 200 cm

Eclipse, 2015, oil on canvas, 130 x 200 cm.

The Caress, 2015, oil on canvas, 180 x 160 cm.

Oda Jaune's Blue Skies will be on dislpay at Galerie Templone in Brussels from January 9 - February 20, 2016. See more of her work on her website.

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