|S. Nees drawings in sumi ink
Suzanne Nees is a studio-trained artist living in Blacksburg, Virginia. Self-taught
in 2D media, she began experimenting in sumi ink while learning stone sculpture
in rural Japan in the 1990's. Her narrations are infused with a bittersweet humor,
and incorporate haiku and story fragments with images of angels, dragons, spirits,
monsters, mutants, women and little girls, all of whom share an inner life which
is completely at odds with reality.
Her characters alternate between rapture, wage slavery, desperate poverty, hyper-romantic
love and magic as they navigate the dark and scary universe of modern alienation.
Satirical yet compassionate in nature, this work reflects a profound belief in
individuality as well as a sharp impatience with cynical attitudes toward matters
of intuition and faith.