Sascha Braunig (2017)
Hardcover, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 128 pgs / 67 color.
Text by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
In dreamlike scenes, where repetition and patterning are foregrounded, Braunig’s figures emit an extrasensory glow: flaring with reflected color, they are iridescent beings whose very skin seems to be a source of psychic power.
On the occasion of her 2016–17 show at MoMA PS1, curator Peter Eleey wrote: Drawing inspiration from the distorted bodies that litter the histories of modern painting, Braunig adapts these legacies to the discomforts and instabilities of contemporary life … While evocatively dystopic, her paintings also subtly empower their vulnerable subjects, advocating a humanist art for an age in which individual experience seems threatened by forces beyond our control.