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I Am Half Sick of

Jeanine Brito

The Parting Gift

Jeanine Brito



Hiding from the News, 2021

Kyveli Zoi

35 x 45 cm

Oil on linen

In this more minimal composition, Kyveli has depicted the eyebrows and hairline of a figure peeping over the top of a large blank newspaper that obscures the majority of the face. Elegant fingers grasp the edges of the quotidian with pink painted nails. There is a humorous irony in the title of the painting matched with the blank paper in the way the figure appears to be hiding from daily life using a newspaper, that although may seem dominating of bad news, is actually totally blank, leaving the viewer the impression of the feeling of pointlessness that many of us may feel from time to time when encountering the brutality of life through the often tragic news stories of the press. The newspaper takes on the largest part of the canvas, relating to a blanket covering over the figure, aiming to represent the notion of safety under a cover and search for a "cozier place."


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