The Renaissance #1, 2015 by Renée Stamatova

image of The Renaissance #1 2015 by Renée Stamatova

Artist's statement

This portrait has been inspired by transition, an investigation into time and identity. Ashley sits in the bath – a private space made public – her vulnerability present, exposed and confronting. She shares with me stories of sexuality, desire, and pain in raw, unedited detail. Her gaze both invites us in and encourages acknowledgement. This work is about burying the old and birthing the new.