Featuring Calvin’s trademark style, Sadie Jane is a surrealistic portrait of a female character who gazes back at the viewer with doubled eyes. For the artist, the image recalls Frankenstein’s Creature—a whole sewn together from disparate parts—from Mary Shelley’s famous novel. Although the figure appears to inhabit a flattened environment devoid of shadows, details such as her hair or sweater are defined by dense brushstrokes that animate them with frenzied patterns. In Calvin’s own words, “On some level, I’m always playing with elemental qualities of a painted figure, seeing what happens when you combine or distort those elements. Details are painted in and over until the resulting image declares a life of its own.”
Brian Calvin - Sadie Jane - Standard Edition - 2023
Brian Calvin - Sadie Jane - Hand Embellished - 2023
The standard Brian Calvin edition will be available at 1pm ET (10am ET for newsletter subscribers) on June 27th from Art for Change.
*The hand-embellished prints will be available via private sale only and all clients will be required to sign a 3-year no resale agreement prior to purchase. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest.