Magical Art

In Irene Christensen's paintings, art becomes a magical act. Her sinous images repeat, loop in on themselves and are transformed into words and images in poems.

Her paintings show that life is strange and quirky, and contradictory, too. Tragedy and comedy are not played out in separate theaters, but co-exist, side by side.

The Eyes Have It
The Eyes Have It, 2000 | oil on canvas | 42" x 42"

This painting is about life fairytales, about dreams and hope. In it, my dream becomes my world and my world becomes my dream.

 

Master of the Feast
Master of the Feast, 2007 | oil on canvas | 30" x 30"

 

See also Journey. This painting is a window onto a world, a surreal world, where images repeat and are transformed into words within poems


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