Suzanne Unrein grew up among swamps, alligators, mossy oaks and hundreds of varieties of birds in the coastal towns of Florida.  Her travels and encounters with animals in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo and Bali have contributed to her vibrant worlds
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Suzanne Unrein
Salvage, Oil on canvas, 78" x 68"

2019

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Suzanne Unrein grew up among swamps, alligators, mossy oaks and hundreds of varieties of birds in the coastal towns of Florida. Her travels and encounters with animals in Mexico, South Africa, Borneo and Bali have contributed to her vibrant worlds where the animality of humans plays within a world of beasts. In Unrein’s words, “I frequently have dreams where I’m communing with wild animals. I’ve been in the mouth of an alligator, hovered over by a koala bear, and held down by a lion. The situations are usually on the edge of violence; yet in the dreams they are peaceful and familiar. I’ve traveled to Borneo looking for orangutans and visited a lion whisperer in South Africa who cavorts with lions and hyenas. One time in Bali a pair of macaque monkeys were using me as a jungle gym, periodically looking soulfully into my eyes as if to remind me that we are connected. These encounters, real and imagined, feel the same as when I’m painting. I’m hyper-alert, ecstatic, curious and wanting. Wanting to dive into the painting, connect with the animal, connect to my animal self. The experiences contribute to the paintings as if in a ritualistic dance. The intensified action heightens the color. The rhythm of the natural world moves the brush with aggressive, fleeting, methodical and fluid strokes.” A California native and a current New Yorker, Unrein has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S, with solo shows at Rare Gallery in NYC, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, and Sara Nightingale Gallery in the Hamptons. Her work was recently spotlighted in The Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization (Oxford University Press) and the focus of the short film, Hands & Eyes, that premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival. She is the art editor for Figure/Ground magazine and a contributing writer to Delicious Line. Unrein currently works in her studio in the East Village, with past residencies at the Studio Program at P.S. 122 in the East Village, the Jentel Foundation in Banner, WY, and the Can Serrat residency in Le Bruc, Barcelona, Spain. This painting can be un-stretched for shipping. The surface is mat and flat. It is currently stretched so that the painting wraps a bit around the edges of the stretcher bars. This painting could be framed in a floater frame to give it a more formal look.

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  • Artist
    Suzanne Unrein (1964, United States)
  • Creation Year
    2019
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
    H 78 in. x W 68 in. x D 1.5 in.H 198.12 cm x W 172.72 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Sag Harbor, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU23124479982
  • Seller Reference Number
    Suzanne Unrein, Elysium Flats
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