Anna Weyant’s Haunting Oil Paintings Deal With Topics of Adolescence

Anna Weyant is a Canada-born painter who recently made waves in the art world thanks to her first exhibition titled Welcome to the Dollhouse.

The exhibition brings to light Weyant’s haunting intimate oil paintings that combine modern and traditional. The style of her paintings is inspired by traditional Dutch painters, but the topics they deal with are very much modern.

This talented painter takes on the topics of youth, adolescence, and growing up that are colored in melancholy and cinematic sensibility. 

“There is a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor about everything she does. Her paintings are playful, tragicomic, and haunting, and sit firmly in a lineage of contemporary artists like John Currin, Elizabeth Peyton, Rita Ackermann, and perhaps even Lisa Yuskavage,” reads the official description of her exhibition at 56 HENRY gallery.

Check out some of Weyant’s works from Welcome to the Dollhouse below.

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