Captivating Oil Paintings by Angela Fraleigh (13 total)

Splattered with paint, Angela Fraleigh's female subjects look like they're desperately trying to say something. There's an uneasy vibe in her pieces, making her work even more captivating. Creating a lot of ambiguity, Fraleigh invites us to draw our own conclusions.

Fraleigh explains: "These tensions are heightened as paint itself becomes a tool for the disturbance; a main protagonist in the story and a carrier of meaning. Violent and seductive, threatening and unpredictable it complicates the image leaving us unsure if the figures are being birthed or eaten away; if the paint is taking control, acting as savior, interrupting, manipulating or providing the stimulus for the relationship."

Fraleigh earned a BFA in Painting at Boston University and a MFA in Painting/Printmaking at Yale. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and Allentown, PA.

Angela Fraleigh

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Comment by Valery Koroshilov on February 19, 2011 at 4:14am
Wonderful images. Fresh, exciting and beautiful
Comment by IndiesArt on October 28, 2010 at 7:30am
More images of Angela Fraleigh here
Comment by stephanie on September 27, 2010 at 12:50am
Love is not a fairy tail to her ! Only passionate, it does express well passion to me.
Can't find real love as their glance are barely on eachother.
Comment by Amy Wong on September 26, 2010 at 5:36pm
AMAZING! WOW! I feel uneasy yet intrigued at the same time!
Comment by Vinicius Betton on September 25, 2010 at 2:02pm
beautiful work!

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