The Arcane Passion of Carly Janine Mazur’s Dark-Haired Women

Carly Janine Mazur
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Note: Contains nudity.

Carly Janine Mazur is a Connecticut-based artist who paints cryptic yet passionate portraits of dark-haired women. Some kind of “offering” is often taking place, whether it’s a human heart in the hands of a cybernetic ghoul, or a fish held aloft in a shamanic exchange. There is a pervading sense of solitude, reflection, and looking inwards towards the soul. Gold and copper leaf embellish her color-drenched subjects in bold, collage-like arrangements. Mazur has an incredible ability to sharpen mythic imagery with an eclectic edge, seamlessly incorporating symbols of the digital age and the occult.

Carly Janine Mazur - Doppelganger - oil and acrylic
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Carly Janine Mazur, Unattainable - oil and acrylic Carly Janine Mazur, Drive - oil, acrylic, and gold leaf Carly Janine Mazur, Fallen - oil, acrylic, and gold leaf Carly Janine Mazur, Veiled Bounty - oil, acrylic, gold and copper leaf Carly Janine Mazur, Cupid's Target - oil an acrylic
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