LOYAL is proud to present EYES FOR NO ONE, a new group of paintings by New York based artist SUZANNAH SINCLAIR.
There is a captivating emotion in these elegant watercolor on birch-panel paintings of female figures. The portraits reveal much more than the physical in a look or a gaze. Personal yet with an untouchable mystique, the figures are always alone and in intimate poses. Sad, proud, hopeful, exasperated, a range of human sentiment is transfered. The matter-of-fact nakedness of the subjects tends toward confrontational and examines whether we are more comfortable with the sexual than with the emotional. The consistency of Sinclair’s style of portraiture brings to mind the haunting and alluring portrait photography of Horst P. Horst, who said about his photograph “Odalisque”, New York 1943, “I don’t know how I did it. I couldn’t repeat it. It was created by emotion.”
Born in 1979 in Frankfurt, Germany, Suzannah Sinclair is based in New York. Sinclair completed two solo exhibitions this spring at Voges + Partner Galerie, Frankfurt and at Samson Projects, VOLTA NY. Previous solo shows include Samson Projects, Boston and New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles. Sinclair was part of the 3 person show “I’ve Been Setting Fires All Day” at LOYAL in Spring 2007. This is her first solo show at LOYAL.