Amanda Wall has third solo exhibition at Almine Rech London, 'Femcel'

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Amanda Wall has third solo exhibition at Almine Rech London, 'Femcel'
Amanda Wall, Red blanket, 2023. Oil on linen, 152.4 x 137.2 cm - 60 x 54 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech.

LONDON.- Almine Rech London is presenting Femcel, Amanda Wall's third solo exhibition with the gallery, on view since November 22 to December 22, 2023.

It’s in anonymity we experience true freedom. It’s in our youth we play the game. In Femcel, Amanda Wall navigates a path between disassociation and transcendence, peeking into the gestalt of the sexless sex objects, the zeitgeist of the post-post-modern woman. As we traverse the narrative space, we descend into rapid cycles of detachment and foreboding, enshrouded by the cherubic faces of young women scattered schizophrenically in bursts of joy and doom.

A paradox unfurls before us, as the desire to embody the archetypal "hot girl" remains elusive, even among those who appear to epitomize it. In a world overly saturated with sensuality, we have matured beyond the enchanting innocence of our youth, yet these physical forms retain their delicate suppleness, albeit uselessly. It is not the act of carnal indulgence that allures them or us but their persistent desire for validation and our guilty joy in partaking in their solipsism.

— Alexis Schwartz, Writer and Anarchist

Amanda Wall

Amanda Wall is an American self-taught painter who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. A heady mix of voyeurism, exhibitionism, and 21st century existentialism, Wall's work exposes the intimate and uncanny. With a shock of lurid colors in contrast to tender flesh tones, Wall's distinctive palette touches on the nerve of vulnerability, desire and control. The subject matter, however, remains shadowy - a tension between abstraction and distorted reality, a conflict between the self and the void.

Almine Rech London
Amanda Wall: Femcel
November 22nd, 2023 - December 22nd, 2023

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