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Phyllis Bramson
updated: 09/11/2015
website: www.phyllisbramson.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Study For Lovemaking After Springtime
Little Mental Diversions
I Tremble For You
Tin Man (their longings, his desires)
Failure to Communicate
Seduction in the Garden of Pleasure
Surrogate Lovers
The Stoic's Marriage I
The Stoic's Marriage II
The Stoic's Marriage III
Lovers Teapot
A Day In Dick's Life
A Day In Jane's Life
Transportation Of A Wounded Lover
Stories Before Bedtime (tales of love)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  erotic, childhood, cartoon, fantasy, kitsch, figurative, psychological, surreal
 
 
Study For Lovemaking After Springtime by Phyllis Bramson
Study For Lovemaking After Springtime
Mixed media on paper
2006
36" x  54" 
Little Mental Diversions by Phyllis Bramson
Little Mental Diversions
mixed media on paper
2009
56 " x  32 " 
I Tremble For You by Phyllis Bramson
I Tremble For You
mixed media on paper
2009
56" x  32" 
Tin Man (their longings, his desires) by Phyllis Bramson
Tin Man (their longings, his desires)
mixed media on paper
2009
56" x  32" 
Failure to Communicate by Phyllis Bramson
Failure to Communicate
mixed media on paper
2009
56" x  32" 
Seduction in the Garden of Pleasure by Phyllis Bramson
Seduction in the Garden of Pleasure
mixed media on paper
2009
56" x  35" 
Surrogate Lovers by Phyllis Bramson
Surrogate Lovers
mixed media on paper
2009
56" x  32" 
The Stoic's Marriage I by Phyllis Bramson
The Stoic's Marriage I
mixed media and collage on paper
2012
46" x  38" 
The Stoic's Marriage II by Phyllis Bramson
The Stoic's Marriage II
mixed media and collage on paper
2012
46" x  38" 
The Stoic's Marriage III by Phyllis Bramson
The Stoic's Marriage III
mixed media and collage on paper
2012
46" x  38" 
Lovers Teapot by Phyllis Bramson
Lovers Teapot
mixed media and collage on paper
2012
53" x  46" 
A Day In Dick's Life by Phyllis Bramson
A Day In Dick's Life
mixed media and collage on paper
2007
55" x  41" 
A Day In Jane's Life by Phyllis Bramson
A Day In Jane's Life
mixed media and collage on paper
2007
55" x  41" 
Transportation Of A Wounded Lover by Phyllis Bramson
Transportation Of A Wounded Lover
Mixed medium and adjusted found objects
2015
76" x  18"  x 16" 
Stories Before Bedtime (tales of love) by Phyllis Bramson
Stories Before Bedtime (tales of love)
Mixed medium and adjusted found objects
2015
68" x  21"  x 13" 

Artist Statement

BODY TROUBLE = THE FACTS OF LIFE

I have a deep and abiding interest in narrative drawing and painting, as it has always fueled my thoughts and studio practice. My relationship to narration is from a position of the uncanny and the ineffable. My drawings are meant to instruct, move, provoke and disturb. In other words the work should inject itself internally into the viewers psyche. I remain a lover of sumptuous surface, invested in a convoluted narrative and a drawing and painting language all my own.

I am perfectly comfortable with the description that my work projects a capricious irritability and deception, for I want them to be willfully fantastic and edgy. On the surface they provide a fictitious backdrop for eroticism; believing that the hand still has an aura, and that it can be a repository for tenderness and occasionally originality and intoxication. I want my work to reflect the ambiguity of the every day, and therefore can be redemptive and subversive, gorgeous and disgusting - something to be celebrated and subject to suspicion as a marginalized site.

It is the mental, philosophical as well as the visual aspects surrounding contemporary art issues that enlightens me. Double coded work, which uses abstracted decorative motifs fused with imagery that asks for a metaphorical rather then rational reading. Provoking and inviting speculation, my drawings are fairy-tale-like, projecting notions about ‘complicity’ and ‘good’ behavior. Drawn concoctions that become phantasmagoric shifts about desire, art, culture, success, failure, faith and seduction; the work ruminates about the nature of “body trouble” and how it affects ones own existence.

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