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15.07.2009

 

GoSee presents Kelsey Henderson : Platonic Crush - large format paintings and a documentary film

New York-based painter Kelsey Henderson has devoted her latest works to the theme of “platonic crush”. This is the idea of being immediately attracted to someone, without a primary focus on sexual attraction. They reflect encounters with people that you want to look at for a longer period of time, rather than just brushing past them in the street.

This is why Kelsey selected people she was attracted to in this way, they may not be “beautiful” to everyone, but certainly attractive through their uniqueness. They are raw and real beauties, which captivate the viewer’s attention.

Kelsey’s paintings specialise in larger than life size. Her techniques are quite traditional, she works with oils on oil-primed canvases. Her photographic realism paintings can also be related to fashion photography through the subject’s dress, stance and eye contact. However, unlike fashion photography, Kelsey’s images aren’t made to sell a specific product, and their tonal colourings are also worlds apart.

The painter pays close to attention to the representation of details and the presentation of the individual. Her pieces result from genuine infatuation and fascination, and can be viewed here at GoSee.

Her series of paintings is accompanied by Platonic Crush the film, produced by FLY 16x9 fashion and art web channel, New York, who followed Kelsey during her work and documented the creation of oil paintings during a Christian Dior shoot with models Masha and Toni. The direction was carried out by Melissa O'Brien.

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