The works in this series, titled In the Sliver of the Sun, depict ghostly figures that arouse a sense of touch through erasure. Simultaneously fading into and emerging from the horizon, they seem to be returning from a long journey. Ruznic uses thin stains and washes of acrylic and oil paint to create the initial compositions for these works. She builds up the surfaces by scumbling and layering, then sands the dry paint to expose the tooth and texture of the canvas. This unique subtractive process leaves us with a sense of ghostly materiality—an undefined absence.
Image Credit: Ruznic, Maja, The Return, 2020, acrylic and oil on canvas, Courtesy of Collection of Marguerite Steed Hoff man
In the Sliver of the Sun: Maja Ruznic
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