By: Eros

Holly Keogh

EROS

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Description

Anyways, It's Over

oil on canvs

22" X 27"

2021


This painting is part of a new series where I explore relationships, specifically how modern society has shaped our relationships to each other, consumer goods, and ourselves. There is a voyeuristic element in today’s relationships; we post videos of our engagements, selfies with our new shoes and slide into people’s DM’s. The virtual world is alive with passion and desire, but is this at the cost of intimacy outside of that realm? The duality of modern society is that we have access to everything, but this can serve as a distraction from everything as well. These paintings offer up two simultaneous images, and ask the viewer to imagine the narrative. The images are fused together, and create tension between what is a memory, a desire, a daydream or reality.

And You, You Don't Mind

oil on canvas

22" X 27"

2021


This painting is from the same series. The hand reaching is an open ended invitation. One can project their own narrative onto the figure. The hand is reaching, but the blurry figure remains stubbornly in the background, out of touch. Is the hand from the same body as the nude torso, but from a different time? Is it the hand of the lover missing the touch of their partner?

And You, You Don't Mind

oil on canvas

22" X 27"

2021


This painting is from the same series. The hand reaching is an open ended invitation. One can project their own narrative onto the figure. The hand is reaching, but the blurry figure remains stubbornly in the background, out of touch. Is the hand from the same body as the nude torso, but from a different time? Is it the hand of the lover missing the touch of their partner?

 

At Your Feet

13" X 18"

oil on canvas

2021


Also part of the series. These shoes were referenced from my own family photo album. I use discarded family photographs as raw material to imbue with new meaning.  These shoes were from an old neighbor of ours, kneeling at the altar on their wedding day. Out of context the kneeling legs with dress shoes painted over the nude torso become an allusion to an intimate history between two lovers.

 

You Like When I Make Fire

oil on canvas

20" X 23"


The combination of female laughter and fire create a mood that is as vague as it is a direct hit to the senses. This painting conjures up lust, hysteria and control while at the same time offering no answers. The female in this painting could be lighting a cigarette and casually laughing at a joke just as convincingly as she could be concealing a secret passion or pursuing one. This painting aims to capture the duality of nonchalance and intensity when encountering new relationships.

My Baby Don't Care

oil on canvas

52" X 70"

2021


This painting is from the same series. The figures in the painting are taken from an old discarded picture of my mom and dad laughing at a dinner party. As most of us are, I am interested in the story of my parents before I was born. It is a source of inspiration for me to take the photograph out of context; they are no longer my mother and father, but two people at the beginning of a relationship that will have many ups and downs. I poured the oil paint through the canvas, creating a faded portrait for each of them. The way one image is sharp while the other across from them is faded was a way to visually signify that two people may not be fully present with each other at the same time. A partner may be attentive in one conversation and distracted in another. The ship sinking is another moment where I intercept and redirect the narrative.

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