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Andrea Kantrowitz
Irrational Exuberance, Horizontal Still Life Oil Painting, Jewel-Toned Rambutan

2016

$9,000

About

Andrea Kantrowitz's still life paintings are anything but still. They are expressive forms captured in motion. In this large oil painting, rich, multicolored rambutans are pulled apart, revealing their circular, pearlescent, succulent segments. The fruits are arranged in a dynamic, asymmetrical composition across the horizontal canvas. The vibrant jewel-toned hues of the unusual fruit are dramatic against the subdued background, casting shadows that emphasize the wiry forms. The result is a painting full of movement and sensuous emotion, extraordinary beauty and allegorical symbolism. Kantrowitz invites you to look beyond a literal description of fruit and fungi, and see what else can be discovered. The artist embraces the contradictions of living flesh in the thick and heavy medium of oil paint: life’s elegance and absurdity, its universal processes of seduction, destruction and regeneration. Fruit and fungi stand in for human bodies, their forms shaped by the same evolutionary imperatives as our own, to go forth and multiply.    Kantrowitz earned her EdD at Columbia University, her MFA from Yale University School of Art and her BA from Harvard University. She lives and works in Pelham, NY.

Details

  • Creator
    Andrea Kantrowitz (1959, American)
  • Creation Year
    2016
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Width: 60 in. (152.4 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
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    This is a unique work. Price: $9,000
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  • Gallery Location
    Kent, CT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU197834203

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