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Cris Brodahl @ The approach

PHOTOGRAPHY /

FXP Photography

© Cris Brodahl

Courtesy of
The approach,
London

CREDITS /

March 1, 2016

2-TIMES · Art
Cris Brodahl
‘lightyears’ @
The approach


The exhibition: 
Presents a new
series of vibrantly
coloured portraits
of anonymous
female subjects,
inspired by
commercial
photography from
a bygone era —
Continuing to
develop the
artist's interest in
configurations
of fractured
beauty, which 
carry undertones
of violence and
sexuality, the
subconscious,
love, death and
the uncanny. 

Materials: 
Oil, canvas, 
aluminum, 
wood & gesso. 

Title reference: 
Lightyears alludes 
to a notion of 
timelessness and 
distance, which 
can be detected in 
this body of work. 

Where the front 
echoes conventional 
historical portraiture 
and boasts a 
subtle luminosity 
of colour akin to 
pre-Raphaelite 
painting, the reverse 
makes association 
to twentieth 
century modernist 
architecture. 

"This duality 
creates a temporal 
confusion: times 
of past and 
present are
placed back to
back, as structural
supports holding
one another up.

Highlights 
for 
2-TIMES: 
· Poet (2015)
· Avatar (2015)

On view at: 
The approach 
— 
1st Floor,
47 Approach Rd, 
Bethnal Green,
London E2 9LY,
United Kingdom 

Closes: 
March 27, 2016.