90 x 90 cm | 33 x 33 in
'Frida Kahlo' is an original painting in oil, acrylic, resin and gold leaf on canvas. "Carmen Miranda and Frida Kahlo, have captured my imagination, and greatly inspired me. These are women whose public image is defined by their additions, their extensions and prostheses, without which they would be barely recognizable. To me it seems that Carmen Miranda and Frida Kahlo - both strong vibrant south American females - used these extensions to create their own very unique personas, and utilized these in order to set themselves apart and empower themselves."
Fontaine-Wolf is an artist of great technical ability, tact and an instinct so sure and refined that her work can afford to be as much about what she leaves out as what she gives existence to in the final work. A fine balance between the extremes of the photo-realistic and the expressionist; polished fullness and the flatness of a blank canvas, the resulting paintings retain the rawness of a work that seems to have been born in front of you. This dialectic between the tamed and the wild finds its thematic echo in the notion of femininity and the expectations of beauty that Wolf presents and evaluates.