Genieve Figgis

  • , Carriage, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    100 x 140 cm
  • , Gentleman on a Horse, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    150 x 150 cm
  • , Kissing by the Window, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    50 x 40 cm
  • , Brothers, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    30 X 40 cm
  • , Mr & Mrs Andrews after Gainsborough, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    70 x 100 cm
  • , Chocolate Bed, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    60 x 80 cm
  • , Bedtime, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 100 cm
  • , Goya's Commission, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    100 x 150 cm
  • , House / Reflection, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 100 cm
  • , House, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    150 X 120 cm
  • , Dinner, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 100 cm
  • , Living Room, 2015
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 150 cm

Genieve Figgis' paintings share a similar dramatic bent as some Irish-English literature subjects from Edgar Allan Poe to Oscar Wide, as well as acknowledged Old Masters such as Goya. Her scenes depicting bourgeois homes, traditional portraits, or landscapes are often haunted by spectral figures and leering creatures with canes and top hats. A sense of the charmingly macabre emerges from Figgis' combination of an apparent pictorial banality with dreamlike qualities.


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