The large watercolor paintings on paper depict groupings of interacting nude figures. Rendered in a spectrum of bright hues and gray monochromes, the bodies change color or density in the areas where they come together. Precisely aligned eyes, heads, hands, and feet, raise the question of whether the figures agree in their action or struggle for control through open-ended narratives.The paintings show complex figure arrangements absent of landscapes or objects. The selective overlapping of figures refers to both the conflict and the unity inherent in struggles for identity and agency.Balint Zsako was born in Hungary, grew up in Canada, and currently lives in Brooklyn. He studied fine art at Ryerson University in Toronto. His works are featured in Phaidon’s Vitamin D2 drawing anthology and are in the Permanent collections of the Nerman Museum, The Weatherspoon ArtMuseum and the Museum of Old and New Art. He was long listed for The Sobey Award, Canada's largest art prize in 2014.BloodOrangewillremainonviewthroughMarch5th,2017.
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