Lying 2Robin Okun
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
18 " h x 24 " w x 1.5 " d |4 lbs. 0 oz.
This piece reflects my engagement with color, shape, the body and the deeper issues of humanity. I chose "lying" for the title to suggest that "truth" can be hidden or contradictory, even in conditions of beauty or attraction. This ambiguity can evoke feelings of uncertainty and instability within the self as well as in society.
Robin Okun's work is both intimate and highly relatable. Her paintings reflect an incredible understanding of how we express ourselves in deeply personal moments. By focusing almost exclusively on body language and an emotionally evocative color palette, Robin encourages us to think about each character's story. And in doing so, we often find our own stories in her paintings. She layers charcoal and acrylic paint with vibrant colors, bold shapes, and fluid lines to depict forms inspired by live models, photographs, and sculpture. Robin’s visual voice is unique and recognizable. Through her work, she strives to celebrate the varied human form.