ARTLYST: Vanessa Prager, Soft Serve Painting

Interview by Paul Carter Robinson

 

‘Soft Serve’ is the title of American artist Vanessa Prager’s first London solo show at Kristin Hjellegjerde. The artist dishes up a series of sculptural portraits and figures as colourful, dripping, melting realities, oozing with thick sculptural paint. Pushing the boundaries of painting, Vanessa’s work references images of food, art history and pop culture. This is one of those talents that you see once every few years. Artlyst unveils her first UK interview. 

“I wanted to dwell on things that bring pleasure and eventually, while I studied them, I wondered what would it be like to morph into them” – VP

The resulting works resemble sweet sticky desserts with their frosting texture and pastel colours; people often comment on how they want to touch or eat it. “This isn’t an unhappy series,  says Prager. Welcome to Soft Serve.

 

READ MORE ABOUT VANESSA PRAGER AND THE ARTWORKS PRESENTED ON THE SITE: https://www.artlyst.com/features/vanessa-prager-soft-serve-painting-interview-paul-carter-robinson/

October 12, 2018
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