Inka Essenhigh is active/lives in New York. Inka Essenhigh is known for whimsical supernatural creatures, surrealism.
The following, written by curator Douglas Dreishpoon, is excerpts from wall texts for the Essenhigh solo exhibition, American Landscapes," 1999, at the
Albright Knox Museum.
Recent Paintings by Inka Essenhigh
figures devoid of limbs and heads tumble across vast expenses. Dramatic
actors engulfed by radiant space, they writhe and spin, contort and
extend, propelled by invisible forces and adorned by minimal props.
These are strange worlds, where nothing seems familiar and yet a
palpable pathos permeates the chaos dystopian microcosms out of joint.
Peering into these airless netherworlds, perplexed and baffled, we
search for recognizable cues, all the while wondering what
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