A figure tosses and turns before waking, her movement captured from one position to the next. I use transparent glazes and overlaying geometry to create a double exposure effect with two layered figures. Ghostly limbs play with the viewer's sense of perception in this oil painting on canvas.

- Abigail Drapkin

Sleepfulness
ABIGAIL DRAPKIN


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2016

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 2 oz.

$825

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Artist
Abigail Drapkin
Seattle, Washington

Getting to Know Abigail

Abigail captures a multitude of moments in a single composition. The passage of time is articulated in the ghost-like iterations of her figures despite the two-dimensional picture plane. The transparent layers of paint symbolize ephemeral layers of hours and minutes. The viewer is able to visually peel back layer after layer to understand how each painting’s narrative unfolds. Abigail is currently working toward her MFA at University of Washington in Seattle.