Artist Elizabeth Glaessner Paints The Beautiful Aftermath Of The Apocalypse

August 4, 2014 12:33 PM

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Artist Elizabeth Glaessner Paints The Beautiful Aftermath Of The Apocalypse

We've often thought about the possibility of the apocalypse, the total destruction of the world as we know it, a sweeping end to the human population along with all the habits and customs we've built up over the years. While we've occasionally envisioned the possible end of days, we often focused on the natural disasters, the fiery judgment day or the unexpected animal revolution that would bring about said grand finale. Never have we thought about, say, the texture of the destruction.

Enter artist Elizabeth Glaessner, whose paintings capture the aftermath of the apocalypse in dripping pigments, rendering mutant faces, globular landscapes and bizarre rituals that both attract and repulse. We normally associate abstraction with increased distance from the subject, yet Glaessner obs...

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