“Trendy Land” by Artist Madeline Rupard

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Born within the Utah desert, artist Madeline Rupard spent her adolescence in Silver Spring, Maryland and Augusta, Georgia. She acquired her BFA in Studio Artwork from Brigham Younger College and an MFA in Portray from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York the place she at the moment resides. Rupard’s work think about the American panorama as one who has moved by it regularly. A way of surprise and transient commentary is instilled in her photos. Her work discover the tensions between the suburban and the chic, the sacred and the mundane. For Rupard, artwork is a reconciliation between the romantic and the realist. “Trendy Land” is Rupard’s most up-to-date physique of “non-comic” work:

“On the finish of 2021, I packed all my possessions into my 2002 Subaru Forester and drove throughout the US from Utah again to New York Metropolis. It was a bittersweet time: the top of a relationship and a job I liked, silver-lined with the sense of latest beginnings and the joys of the unknown. The swiftly transferring American freeway appeared to reflect my inside wrestlings of freedom and heartbreak. Passing by deserts and plains alone, I felt linked to a better collective reminiscence of the American panorama and the those who have handed by earlier than me. How and the place, exactly, does the private faucet into the common? Why is it that we really feel a sure pang driving by a desert gasoline station at twilight? And the way can environment and colour interact our feelings? Resuming life as an artist within the metropolis, I started to discover by portray that state of surprise I felt as a transient observer simply passing by. A pal not too long ago advisable a movie by Hong Sang-soo referred to as “On the Seaside At Evening Alone” (2017). The phrases of the protagonist spoke to my expertise as she described her travels overseas: ‘Generally the loneliness made me tremble. However there’s pleasure in that too.’”

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