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Paintings by Kristin CalabreseJuxtapoz // Thursday, 03 Nov 2011
Kristin Calabrese is an artist that has remained successful while tackling a fairly traditional painting practice. Calabrese embraces the oil painting medium with confidence and enthusiasm that more than qualifies her choice.
Calabrese's subject matter is uniquely hers; many of the paintings emerge from personal narratives and clever observations from the life of the artist. Her paintings investigate ideas and personal struggles through a metaphorical visual language; the interior of an abandoned home becomes a poetic and humorous investigation of the human psyche. Her paintings are conscious of their existence as paintings, which is exactly what a painting needs to do today.