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Behind the Flowers by Kitty Gordon

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Behind the Flowers (2019)

Kitty Gordon

61 x 76 cm | 24 x 29 in

Subject: Abstract
Tags: Shadow, Blue, Ambiguous, Flowers

Original painting in oil on canvas.

Original painting in oil on canvas.


Kitty Gordon

Kitty Gordon ventures through a hypnogogic and rainbow-like palette; boldly communicating her feelings about the female identity.

Using both theological and mythological motifs, Kitty reflects a: ’personal narrative of psychological and ephemeral existences.’ For example: ’Her Ego is an Illusion, ’ features a woman painted an igneous crimson colour, and from her scalp twist two gnarled horns. This redness and these horns, conjure up a portrait of a contemporary devil or evildoer and all the horned anthropomorphic figure has come to represent.  

Perhaps Kitty has drawn inspiration from Odilon Redon, a French symbolic painter. Redon’s work also reflects theology and mythology whilst employing a dreamy, and speculative palette, the likes of which we see repeated in Kitty Gordon’s work: women with ruddy faces; violet skies; blue bouquets... 

Her likeness to Odilon Redon, and her thought-provoking motifs make Gordon an interesting find indeed.

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