Capsule Gallery presents the American artist’s first solo exhibition in Asia. The show features new oil paintings and canvas collages, encompassing Faux’s reflection on the female body and intimacy experience, highlighting her recent experiments with color, materials, and composition.
In her paintings, Sarah Faux merges the seemingly disparate strands of figurative representation and gestural abstraction to construct sensual situations where raw female bodies drift in a state of liminality. That the protagonist is always female, only occasionally in the company of the other sex, is the artist’s modus operandi in this body of work, a deliberate response to an artistic tradition in which the female form is often subjected to fetishization and objectification.
In her works, Faux crops her subjects to focus on specific body parts, a compositional strategy that pulls the audience into an intimate, first-person perspective.