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Charlotte Segall

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Body Fountain, 2013-14 Oil on Canvas 96 X 72 Inches © Charlotte Segall
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Body Fountain (detail), 2013-14 Oil on Canvas 96 X 72 Inches © Charlotte Segall
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Baby Jesus Mind Explosion, 2013 Ballpoint Pen and Tempera on Paper 7.5 X 5.5 Inches © Charlotte Segall
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After Jordaens, 2012 Ballpoint Pen in Artist's Sketchbook 8.5 X 5.5 Inches © Charlotte Segall
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Take Flight, 2010 Ballpoint Pen on Vellum 11 X 14 Inches © Charlotte Segall
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Lamby Thing, 2008 Ballpoint Pen on Vellum 11 X 14 Inches © Charlotte Segall
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Question, 2010 Ballpoint Pen on Vellum 11 X 14 Inches © Charlotte Segall
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Question (detail), 2010 Ballpoint Pen on Vellum 11 X 14 Inches © Charlotte Segall
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Study for 'Hot Mess', 2013 Oil on Panel 8 X 10 Inches © Charlotte Segall
Quick Facts
Birth year
1983
Lives in
Brooklyn, NY
Schools
Savannah College of Art and Design
New York Academy of Art
Tags
ballpoint pen painting, figurative
Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016
Iggy Pop Life Class
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Statement

As I pursue what ‘becoming’ would look like I have likened the body to amorphous shapes that are always straining to pull apart as much as hold together.  Equal and opposite forces are something to represent but also a muscular impulse in my own body, a dance that happens as a mode of production.  Drawing from Rubens has had paramount influence on what this means.  When I first drew from Rubens’ “Holy Family”, I realized I wanted to draw sheep.  Careful rendering of knotted wool gave me a form that at once relates to the intuitive motions of abstract expressionism but that is also specific to representation. 

In this slip between familiarity and nothingness there is a possibility for the abject to arise.  The abject occurs when something familiar, even loved, passes into the unknown.  The unknown is frightening and essential to unique experience.  It is also a space to contemplate.