Christina Renfer Vogel

b. 1980, Atlantic City, NY
Companions
Companions

Christina Renfer Vogel works with still life, portraiture, and landscape, the pillars of perceptual painting. Drawing from the quotidian and familiar, she navigates the space between seeing and describing, interpretation and invention. In her recent work, houseplants are surrogates for figures, plant portraits that entangle with vivid backdrops or sit unadorned on studio furniture. Sweet or ostentatious motifs speak to the allover patterning found in nature, grounding these tableaus; the patterns recall bed sheets, wallpaper, or couch cushions, the stuff of home. In other paintings of flowers, Vogel embraces their affiliations with femininity and overt beauty. She thinks of the bouquets as representing an exchange, too, a gesture and a marking of time. This work engages Vogel’s interest in the ordinary and the staged, while she considers the potential for theatricality she seeks within the banality of the everyday. Her paintings feel lush, verdant, and abundant, a restorative balm by way of pure visual pleasure.

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Companions
Companions
For Prosperity
For Prosperity
Dutch Still Life
Dutch Still Life
Retreat
Retreat
Escape (Studio Plant)
Escape (Studio Plant)
Joyful Blooms (Party Flowers)
Joyful Blooms (Party Flowers)
Bouquet with Anemone
Bouquet with Anemone
Alike
Alike
Getaway
Getaway
Companions
Companions
oil on linen, 30x34
2019
For Prosperity
For Prosperity
oil on canvas, 58x36
2019
Dutch Still Life
Dutch Still Life
oil on canvas, 20.25x16
2019
Retreat
Retreat
oil on canvas, 20.25x16.25
2019
Escape (Studio Plant)
Escape (Studio Plant)
oil and acrylic on canvas, 36x48
2019
Joyful Blooms (Party Flowers)
Joyful Blooms (Party Flowers)
oil on canvas, 16x14
2018
Bouquet with Anemone
Bouquet with Anemone
oil and acrylic on linen, 16x14
2018
Alike
Alike
oil and acrylic on canvas, 29.25x23
2019
Getaway
Getaway
oil and acrylic on canvas, 35.25x30
2016

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