Is This Serenity?
Pan pastel on paper
12″ x 18″
Rather than put internalized emotions on full display, Amalia Medeiros uses mystery as a material in her body of work, which ranges from analog photography to painting to pan pastel drawing. From a distance, her work appears soft and inviting and asks us to draw close. Once we arrive, however, the work shifts as new images and associations shimmer in and out of view, like the powder-blue faces in her series Is This Serenity? The drawings require a certain amount of trust, challenging us to question what we believe we are seeing.
Amalia Mederios’ work appears in Retro/Intro.