Hope Gangloff’s American portraits
Hope Gangloff depicts frontal, direct and focused paintings. The model becomes an archetype under her gaze. Subjects are platonic forms cast into the contemporary. She examines life, recording everything with unfailing attention to detail.
Paintings of friends and colleagues capture a personal American Vision. Psychological portraits, each picture hints at a back story and inner life as suggested by the artist’s frenzied line and distinctive palette.
These individuals have a story to tell which Gangloff relays through expression, posture and textured nuanced detail. No clue is left to chance but plays a role in the bigger picture. These are timeless depictions of a modern taxonomy.
Hope Gangloff was born in 1974 in Amityville, NY. She is a graduate of The Cooper Union School of Art and Science and has exhibited nationally, most recently in solo shows at the Broad Art Museum, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
Images courtesy of Hope Gangloff