Afternoon Meshes, 2022
Oil on canvas
About the Artist
Grace Bromley (b.1994, USA) is a New York City based artist. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, she attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA and a focus in Painting. Her work explores feminine archetypes, weaving fantastical narratives with a sense of whimsy, surrealism and dark humor. Drawing from the influence of religious iconography, symbolism, fable, as well as folklore, she crafts her own cautionary tales, subverting ideas of what it means to be the hero or the damsel. She will begin pursuing an MFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall of 2022.
About the Artwork
Afternoon Meshes came from an incident when I found a film photograph of a sand castle competition from the 1990s mixed in with a roll I developed. It is very grainy and greenish- you can barely make out what the sculptures are and it made me want to make paintings where I interpret the forms. It sent me down this long rabbit hole of thinking about dream worlds made of sand, everything is delicate and can be blown away yet has so much presence and structure.