This Is Hard
DIMENSIONS 19.3" x 16" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 50, 2012
Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
ABOUT THE WORK
Liz Markus's recognizable style of staining unprimed canvas with saturated colors references her personal experiences with American subcultures: the hippie counterculture, punk, new wave, and even heavy metal. Creating forms that are simultaneously liquid and solid, subversive and reverent, Markus is able to playfully explore social hierarchies and status symbols. This Is Hard reads as the physical manifestation of a melodramatic groan, its vibrant rainbow of colors at odds with its heavy text - a wry jab at the medium of painting and the romantic notion of the tortured artist.
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