Dreamlike Paintings of Women in Midwestern Landscapes

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There’s a lot to take in when examining at the paintings of Michigan-native artist Andrea Kowch. Her collection looks like a Malick film with the surrealist imagery of Buñuel and Dali. There’s a strong Midwestern feel to Kowch’s work, yet her paintings are stuffed with imagery that lends them a European sensibility — especially in the way she depicts women as her subjects — but more strongly a deep ethereal and dreamlike quality. As she tells Faith is Torment, “The lonely, desolate American landscape encompassing the paintings’ subjects serves as an exploration of nature’s sacredness and a reflection of the human soul, symbolizing all things powerful, fragile, and eternal.” Take a look at Kowch’s work after the jump.

Image credit: Andrea Kowch

Image credit: Andrea Kowch

Image credit: Andrea Kowch

Image credit: Andrea Kowch

Image credit: Andrea Kowch

Image credit: Andrea Kowch

Image credit: Andrea Kowch

Image credit: Andrea Kowch