Ashes to Ashes, 2020

Ink on paper (12" x 8.5")

Death of the Gorgon, 2020

Ink on paper (12" x 8.5")

Isolation, 2021

Ink and coloured pencil on paper (12" x 8.5")

Angela Masker

Angela Masker’s work centers around self, memory, and personal experience. Almost all of her recent works are self-portraits, with her own face and body serving as reflections of thoughts and emotions that she has grappled with. However, the subjects in her paintings are often depicted in ways that allow viewers to project their own story onto them. Each piece acts as documentation—or an entry in a non-verbal diary of sorts. Like diary pages, the works are small and intimate; one must get up close and personal to view them.

Ashes to Ashes is inspired by my favorite painting by one of my favorite artists: The Wounded Deer (1946) by Frida Kahlo.”

Death of the Gorgon is inspired by several pieces from across history, primarily the Temple of Artemis in Corfu, Greece (c. 580 B.C.) and Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907).”

Isolation is inspired by Louise Bourgeois’ femme maisons, particularly her Femme Maison engraving from 1984.”

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