Posted back on 6/19/2010 on Art Review
Amanda Boekhout is a painter and fashion artist. I think the fashion work is more developed. I like the very odd patches that seem to break up and appropriates other outfits. I like when the painting invades the patches. The neck pieces are harking back to older styles with contemporary material. (Notice: first grouping of paintings on her blog) The paintings are a little to symbolic for my taste. The narratives seem to be illustrating ideas rather than inferring them. In this piece, I like the dark, painterly strokes with drips and in relationship to the figure. I think the halo and the eyes are to much information. A good painting has more questions than answers and this one is answering to many questions. The figure alone would create enough tension and questions. Sometimes less is more. I thought I would end ther then something very exciting happened, I looked at Boekhout older posts on her blog.