Expressive Eyes Painted by Robyn Rich Peek Out from Vintage Tins — Colossal

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#anatomy
#eyes
#found objects
#miniature
#painting
#Robyn Rich

December 14, 2022

Grace Ebert

A photo of multiple miniature eye paintings in tins with a hand painting one

All images courtesy of Beinart Gallery, shared with permission

What does it mean to see? To be seen? Artist Robyn Rich (previously) examines these questions in her practice as she paints realistic eyes that peer out from vintage tins and small vessels. The tiny works harness physical particularities to relay the emotions and idiosyncrasies of the subject, whether through thick brows, wrinkles, or mascaraed lashes that frame the delicate organs. Intimate and unsettling when displayed in large collections, the miniature pieces explore various aspects of the gaze and perspective and ask who is watching whom.

Rich’s solo show Optics is on view through December 23 at Beinart Gallery in Melbourne. Find more of her work on Instagram.

 

A photo of multiple miniature eye paintings on spoons

A photo of multiple miniature eye paintings in a tray

A photo of a miniature eye painting in a tin

A photo of a miniature eye painting in a tin

A photo of a miniature eye painting in a tin

A photo of a miniature eye painting in a tin

A photo of multiple miniature eye paintings in tins with a hand painting one

#anatomy
#eyes
#found objects
#miniature
#painting
#Robyn Rich

 

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