Siobhan McBride's gouache paintings feel both real and imagined. Her understanding of the way that light and form interact in reality manifests in an unusual technique that seems to add further solidity to already solid objects. And yet in some cases the detail is actually missing, as in a vase on a mantle, or the shift in tone and shade on a wall. Yet somehow these rooms or scenes, and the objects within them, seem simultaneously more and less there. The television, for example, sits in almost photorealistic imitation of the reflections of the wall on its surface, and yet the glass of the screen could be of some other material entirely. Will it turn on? I enjoy how McBride's work causes us to question our perspective, and whether or not what we're seeing is actually what is there.
More work can be found at siobhanmcbride.com.