Gurevich Fine Art welcomes exceptional Winnipeg visual artist and muralist Gabrielle Funk. Her paintings and pointillist drawings are an impressive balance of refinement and gentle tension, and at only 25 years old, her artistic talent extends well beyond her years.
Funk’s current work grapples with the complex subtleties of femininity: comparing, contrasting or combining vulnerable images of women’s bodies with those of culturally significant animals. This work carefully and critically addresses the physical and psychological dynamics of wild and domesticated beings and the power hierarchies that exist amongst them.
Funk works primarily in two dimensional format using combinations of ink and acrylic to render densely detailed characters imbedded in sparse, abstract environments. Her realist portraits walk the line between awkward and graceful, familiar and foreign. Funk aims to beckon viewers into a world laced with quiet tension and subtle admission. She seeks to find and represent both vulnerability and authenticity using subject matter that is as hostile and wild as it is familiar.
Funk’s commissioned murals depicting intriguing animal figures adorn the walls of several Winnipeg buildings.
“Funk’s attention to detail and skill as an artist is exceptionally impressive. Her provocative yet exquisitely rendered paintings and drawings will appeal to our collectors who are seeking a challenge, and we are excited to welcome her to the GFA artist roster.”
You can see some of Funk’s work on display at Gurevich Fine Art.