Charade, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 in.
Distance, 2011, acrylic, on canvas, 30 x 40 in.
Allure, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 32 x 34 in.
Adieu, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 44 x 56 in.
Abide, 20o9, acrylic on canvas, 56 x 42 in.
Refuge, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 58 x 48 in.
Rouge, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
Assemblage, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 in.
Ethereal, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
Parallell, 201o, acrylic on canvas, 32 x 34 in.
I emphasize visual impact over narrative context, focusing on the subtle orchestration of my subject within a framework of design. I create a deliberate push-and-pull between near-photorealistic detail and my own vocabulary of visual glitches that challenge that very realism. This duality is central to my work and allows the figures I paint to remain wholly representational while functioning abstractly — evoking emotion without defining it.
About The Artist
Cone paints stylized figures based on herself. (These aren’t self-portraits, however; Cone acts as model, not subject).
She says, accurately, that her work is a fusion of figurative realism and abstract minimalism. The figure is almost always solitary against a flat background and usually cropped in an arresting way—off to one side cutting out an arm, three-quarters of the head cut off.
These works are as much about forms and arrangement as they are about the figure itself. And they are strong; this is made obvious when noting that the impact of the work isn’t diminished when showing the figure from behind, typically a less engaging view. (Visual Art Source)