domingo, junho 3

Jocelyn Hobbie, Nova Iorque / E.U.A - pintora contemporânea

The Affirmation, 2007, oil on canvas

Blue Dress, 2007, oil on canvas

Feeder, 2005, oil on canvas

Warm Girl ,2005, oil on canvas

Coco, 2005, oil on canvas

Rec Room, 2007, oil on canvas

The Writer , 2005, oil on canvas

Single Bed , 2005, oil on canvas

The Racks, 2006, oil on canvas

Nun Painter, 2005, oil on canvas

Park Avenue Apartment, 2004, oil on canvas

Jocelyn and Nathaniel Hobbie are the talented son and daughter of New York Times bestselling author Holly Hobbie. Jocelyn is a painter and lives in New York City.
Visitors who ventured into the Jack Tilton gallery’s recesses last February found unexpected treasures in Jocelyn Hobbie’s small, modestly unframed pictures. Elegantly and meticulously drawn in egg tempera on wood panels measuring only 11 by 23 inches, her delicately stylized figures in landscapes suggest equal parts Brueghel, Tanguy, Persian miniatures and cartoons. Jack Tilton discovered Hobbie, a 1991 Rhode Island School of Design graduate, while she was working at the gallery. In contrast to the work found in most other news shows, which often favour popular trends, Hobbie’s paintings stood out because of their obsessive and idiosyncratic nature. Hobbie says her initial inspiration comes from Giotto, and depictions of medieval daily life. Then she decided to combine traditional artistic techniques with contemporary subject matter. This has the effect of lending a disjunctive charm to the very peculiar goings-on in her vignettes(…)
Carol Diehl, Artnews, 1995
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Art dealer Becky Smith refers to Jocelyn Hobbie’s aesthetic as “Alex Katz meets Botticelli”, referring to a painter known for hard-edged portraits of present-day yuppies and referencing another who has a penchant for painting fleshy female nudes during the Renaissance. With her brush strokes both loose and tight, and using lots of saturated color and dark shadows, Hobbie makes figures of voluptuous young women, most of them in lingerie. Lace and leopard print only add to the enjoyment. Hobbie’s morosely funny version of the tried-and-true spectacle envolves her melancholic, barely dressed muses posed crying, daydreaming, pregnant and smoking or staring wistfully into space, infused with the kind of romantic yearning that makes for a really good Dusty Springfield song.
Sarah Valdez, Paper, 2006

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