Los Angeles based artists Virginia Broersma’s art is concerned with the human form, specifically our bodies. In her paintings she describe the body: its contours, fleshy surface, extensions and crevices through her brushstrokes and use of color.
Though it deviates from the human form, her imagery is complicated by associations one may have with the body. This allows her to work through her own feelings about the presentation of her (or our) body/bodies as she consider the implications of what might be intriguing, uncomfortable or attractive to us in something as subjective and unreal as a painting.
Broersma’s paintings slip between clarity and uncertainty. Difference, ambiguity, recognition and identification are all aspects that she consider while making each piece.