Bella McGoldrick is an Australian artist, currently living in New York City. Her realism works on paper are made up of dynamic and curated subject matter, usually floating in the white space, reflecting used and pre-adored objects. She uses color pencils to create these works, often taking the artist 60 hours per piece, that can at first appear photographic. By playing with scale and composition, these items to which McGoldrick finnesses over enable her subjects to breath on the walls to which they’re hung. A depth is created where there was just white space, and the stories of these previously loved and handled objects leave the viewer to question “Whom did they belong to?”
Naked Woman Love Carpet
Framed dimensions 61.25 x 61.25 ix 2 inches
"This little doozy toughened my fingers. I found the bust in Oregon and she was the model for an RV exterior painting too (reference IG for these pics). I kinda love her. The trippy carpet found in Arizona. 96 hrs"
Not So Golden Daisy
Framed Dimensions 32.5 x 26.125 inches
Found in Idaho, I wanted to show the hand work that made this drawing, the roughness in its precision. My finger and foot markings were left untouched rather than my frantic cleaning up that usually takes place.
Not in celebration of bullets or guns rather the history and leftover disposal they should become.
This artwork comes framed, floated in a white 1 inch frame.
Lifestyle Come Undone
Pencil on Paper 22x21” Original Artwork
The explanation for this one shall come from you, the viewer.