Haley Josephs

  • , Dream Child in the Boundless Yonder, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    152.4 x 101.6 cm
    60 x 40 in
  • , Rip Van Winkle, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    122.2 x 91.4 x 4.1 cm
    48 1/8 x 36 x 1 5/8 in
  • , Dear Grandmother, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    152.4 x 101.6 x 4.1 cm
    60 x 40 x 1 5/8 in
  • , Here Come the Waves, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    152.4 x 101.6 x 3.8 cm
    60 x 40 x 1 1/2 in
  • , Islands of Solitude, 2020
    triptych
    Oil on canvas
    122.2 x 180 cm
    48 1/8 x 70 7/8 in
  • , Kid and Her Rat, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    50 x 40 cm
    19 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
  • , Puberty Blues, 2020
    Oil on Linen
    152.4 x 121.9 x 2.5 cm
    60 x 48 x 1 in
  • , When I Was Born, You Recognized Me, 2020
    Oil on linen
    152.5 x 122 x 2.5 cm
    60 x 48 x 1 in
  • , Fond Distant Memory, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    183.2 x 183.2 x 6 cm
    72 1/8 x 72 1/8 x 2 3/8 in
  • , Twilight Swimmer, 2020
    Oil on linen
    152.4 x 121.9 x 2.5 cm
    60 x 48 x 1 in
  • , Taking Root, 2020
    Oil on canvas
    213.4 x 152.4 cm
    84 x 60 in
  • , Sister Meadow Dancer of My Heart, 2020
    Oil on linen
    30.5 x 22.9 cm
    12 x 9 in
  • , Lucifer (Light Bearer), 2021
    Oil on linen
    35.6 x 27.9 x 2.5 cm
    14 x 11 x 1 in
  • , Walk in the Woods, 2021
    Oil on linen
    35.6 x 27.9 x 2.5 cm
    14 x 11 x 1 in

Drawing inspiration from notions of transformation, mortality, and femininity, Haley Josephs (American, b. 1987; lives and works in New York) paints solitary figures in fantastical yet foreboding environments that transcend time and space. A recurring character within Josephs' work is the artist's late sister, who is often evoked in bold, almost daring, portraits that amalgamate intimate and personal narratives of the artist with the universal human condition. Her enigmatic paintings are colorful and whimsical yet also present a dark twist. An underlying sense of power and balance pervades her works, hinting a moment of liberation from one’s ostensibly everlasting psychological conflicts. Josephs' paintings have been exhibited internationally, including at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her work is in the collection of the X Museum, Beijing.

 

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