Amanda Greive Paints About Gender Roles and Art History

 - Jan 12, 2018
References: amandagreive & hifructose
Amanda Grieve's oil paintings aim to captivate the audience and begin a discourse about the restrictions and anxieties around gender roles. Using delicate feminine iconography, she is able to strike the perfect balance of sophistication between realism and abstraction. Grieve's work is able to emotionally extend itself to the spectator while challenging the emotional depth of the human condition and questions about the validity of gender roles and isolation.

The artist took her eerily beautiful and socially relevant work one step further, aiming to protest notions in art history. She deliberately comments on a contradiction, stemming from "creating realistic imagery and portraying emotional rawness," as well as "the uncompromised truth in the imagery portrayed versus it's symbolic ambiguity." Placing Grieve's work in the context of the last decade, her oil paintings are a fantastical tool to ease the audience's anxiety about gender roles and serve as a tool for open discussion.