Elza Burkart | LAUREN SAN FERNANDO NAIAD

Elza Burkart | LAUREN SAN FERNANDO NAIAD

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LAUREN SAN FERNANDO NAIAD
30"x40"
Acrylic on canvas

When looking at one of Elza Burkart’s blue hued watercolors, you might not be immediately sure of what you are perceiving. Shadowy bodies with inky suggestions, details that disappear off the page, inviting you to fill in the blanks with your own subconscious. This invitation is open, you’re free to get close to the figures taking form on the pages. 

It’s easy to notice the themes, skin on skin, burning eyes that look straight into yours, clothes being pulled off, but the details become the composition. The entire frame is dedicated to a single finger hooked into a snagged stocking; pale hands mercilessly wrapped around a lover’s throat, the kinds of details that might sear themselves into your memories if you had experienced them yourself. With Elza Burkart’s brushstrokes, she obsessively recounts the moment of impact, turning an instant into an edifice to intimacy.