I am half-sick of shadows

2021

Acrylic, pencil and charcoal on 250g paper

71 x 55.7 cm

Unframed 

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£600.00
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Artwork description

The title of this drawing is a line from the poem The Lady of Shalott (1832). In the poem, the Lady suffers from a mysterious curse and must continually weave images on her loom without ever looking directly out at the world. Instead, she looks into a mirror, which reflects the world around her castle. This work reflects the isolation, curiosity, and fear she must be feeling. Do we ever voluntarily curse ourselves not to see the world clearly?

Jeanine Brito

Jeanine Brito (b. 1993, Germany) is a painter and designer living in Toronto, Canada, where she received her B.Des in Fashion Communication from Ryerson University in 2015. In 2014 she studied at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, completing a minor in independent fashion magazines. She explores themes of fantasy, fashion, memory and desire through self-portraiture and still life. Her work has been collected privately across Canada and Europe, and she has been featured in publications such as Elle US, Elle Canada, Harper’s Bazaar Italia, and S/ Magazine.

Education 

Ryerson University, Bachelor of Design, 2015

Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Independent Fashion Magazines Minor, 2014



Bibliography

“Most Wished For.” S/ Magazine, Jan. 2021, pp. 52–57. 

“Through Her Eyes.” S/ Magazine, Nov. 2020, p. 23. 

Slone, Isabel. “In Isolation, We're Finally Dressing for Ourselves.” ELLE, 14 Aug. 2020, www.elle.com/fashion/a33407412/wfh-fashion-social-isolation-dressing/. 



Collections

Works held in private collections in Canada, Germany, Netherlands, and the United States.



Teaching

2015, Guest lecturer, Ryerson University

2014, Teaching Assistant, Ryerson University

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