Red Flag Man

Red Flag Man

Ink on paper
30 × 24 cm

The ink-infused painting Red Flag Man represents a peculiar, anthropomorphic, genderfluid figure that consists of two legs holding an amoeba-lookalike vulva instead of a torso. It has no arms or head and is pierced through and through with sharp golden sticks prominently holding red flags. In some parts, the flags are literarily incrusted into the fleshy surface of the body. The ink freely floating inside the legs creates black-and-white landscapes. These landscapes carry inside of them red flags of their own. The layers of red lines inside the flags resemble sunsets by the beach, contrasting with the monotonous tree-lined horizons around them.

Red Flag Man talks with bitter irony about the clashes between and the longings of people, showcasing illusions, questionable motivations, pressure from society and the ignorance of the signals that warn of these dangers.

About the artist

Sabīne Vernere (b. 1990) is an artist based in Riga, where she is a doctoral candidate at the Art Academy of Latvia and heads the academy’s experimental art space PILOT. She has garnered acclaim for her bright and expressive Indian ink paintings. Vernere focuses her investigative lens on bodily and sexual experiences that, instead of becoming the key topics of the investigation, serve merely as an extension of the working language. She holds an MA from the Painting Department of the Faculty of Visual Arts at the Art Academy of Latvia and has furthered her skills at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Vernere has participated in exhibitions at Nida Artist Colony, Quartair in the Hague, Le Beffroi de Montrouge in Paris, the Art Building in Vrå, Centrul de Interes in Cluj-Napoca and Titanik in Turku. Her works belong to the collections of the VV Foundation and Zuzāns. 

More works by this artist

Indian ink on paper, 133 x 114 cm, 2020
2000 €
Indian ink on paper, marble, 95 x 66 cm, 2023
2200 €
Indian ink on paper, marble, 50 x 34.5 cm, 2023
1600 €
Indian ink on paper, marble, 72.5 x 61 cm, 2023
2100 €
Indian ink on paper, marble, 48.5 x 112.5 cm, 2023
2000 €
Indian ink on paper, kyanite, 40 x 17.5 cm, 2023
1100 €
Indian ink on paper, marble, 20.5 x 16 cm, 2023
1100 €
Indian ink on paper, marble, 63.5 x 45 cm, 2023
1800 €
Ink on paper, 30 × 24 cm, 2022

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