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Spirited Narratives Drive Whimsical, Patterned Paintings by Monica Rohan

2 days ago   |   By Colossal

“Kate, awkward” (2015), oil on board, 31 1/2 × 23 3/5 inches. All images © Monica Rohan, shared with permission
Whether unwrapping themselves from textile folds or balancing atop spindly stools, Monica Rohan 's figures are perpetually in motion. The painter depicts adventurous subjects set amongst whimsical worlds of overgrown bushes, vibrant seas of fabric, and cloudless skies rendered in patches blue. “The figure brings tension, the possibility of a narrative,” she tells Colossal. Rohan envisions each character as the impetus for action in her playful landscapes and thickly decorated...
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