Paintings by Ellen de Meijer
Paintings of disproportionate figures characterized with a cold and indifferent stare while armed with the latest digital gadgets.
Although her ceremony portraits show sophisticated businesslike people with unemotional faces, de Meijer’s’ intention is to show the unseen in her figures; under-layers of human smallness, limitation and vulnerability. The disproportional bodily characteristics make her men and women petite and pompous at the same time. Occasionally, they are armed with digital gadgets that refer rather to a docile and tractable mass than they do to modernity.