While walking down Newbury Street this weekend, I was stopped dead in my tracks by this painting in the window of Childs Gallery.
Her name is Elenora and I think she should come live with us.
Raphaël Jaimes-Branger is a Boston-based, Paris-educated artist. His paintings look as though they have been corroded onto metal – which, in fact, they kind of are. He paints with acid on silver-leaf. The result is a haunting image burned onto its canvas.
It’s hard to tell in these photos the metallic effect each piece has. Here is a shot from the gallery’s Facebook page that shows some reflection.
Jaimes-Branger has a studio in my neighborhood, the SoWa district. I’ll be stopping by the next First Friday to see more of his work. He’s definitely one to watch.