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.
Images © Carly Janine Mazur