Sofa, 2021, Inkjet print drawn and colored in Photoshop, 12×12 inches

This week we welcome Carol Radsprecher. A longtime painter, Radsprecher discovered the wonders of digital image-making and found that media well suited to her need to make a  succession of rapidly evolving narrative images based on distorted representations of the human body, especially the female body.

Fat Knee 1, 2017, Inkjet print drawn in Photoshop, 12×12 inches

In her words: “Distortions of the human figure is a key element in my work. Variations of the female figure — that first landscape that we experience as we enter the world — are central to most of my work.

Too Much, 2019, Inkjet print drawn in Photoshop, 12×12 inches

These figures, and the abstract elements they are connected to, enact stories that are obliquely autobiographical. Some stories are unpleasant; some are bewildering; others play with line and shape. I have been a painter for decades. When I had access to Photoshop (10 years ago), this medium felt like second nature.

Forgotten Bed, 2017, Inkjet print drawn in Photoshop, 11×14 inches

The speed with which images can be made and evolve into other images; the ability to save prior renditions while the images continue to evolve; the seemingly infinite possibilities of what can be made visible; the ephemeral nature of virtual products, and the easy storage—all of these qualities inherent in working digitally are exciting and stimulating.”

Doubled, Oil on canvas, 30×30 inches

Carol earned her MFA in painting from Hunter College, CUNY.  Her work has appeared in several solo shows and numerous group shows, and has been published in print and online publications. See more of Carol’s work on her website and instagram.

Nitin is a visual designer, gallery artist, and community arts activist. Past desk-oriented posts include: PBS, Digitas, K12, Inc., Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and Sesame Workshop International....

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