Kirsten Deirup, Bio Hack, 2021; Hand-Embellished, Signed, and Numbered Limited Edition Print
Culling inspiration from paintings of the early Renaissance and the Hudson River School, Kirsten Deirup seamlessly merges fact and fiction, history and present-day in her paintings. Born in Berkeley and now based in the Hudson Valley, the artist has exhibited at venues such as Hesse Flatow, New York; Nichelle Baeuchene Gallery, New York; Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami; and de Boer Gallery, Los Angeles; among others. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Bio Hack playfully inverts a term coined to describe individuals who use technology to enhance their bodies. In the painting, it is the earth that is performing the act of hacking, sprouting glossy bows alongside dandelions as though to become an advertisement for itself. The work falls into Deirup’s wider practice of challenging still life, portraiture and landscape traditions by introducing contemporary symbols of industry and consumerism. Rendered with precision, her images reconcile a romantic, idealistic view of natural beauty with the ways in which human activity has impacted the environment.
Limited Edition of 25 with 5AP + 1PP
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