Fine art paintings depict women's experiences of sexuality and class

Paula Saneaux - Yes, it is - Acrylic on Canvas - 36x60 in - 2011

Dominican Republic-born artist Paula Saneaux is a contemporary painter that works with themes relating to the female experience.

Having exhibited everywhere from Brussels to Mexico, Miami to New York, Saneaux uses mainly acrylics in a dark colour palette to symbolise the melancholy felt by the paintings' subjects.

In order to create a stronger and more dynamic ambience, Paula conducts extensive research through books, formal and informal interviews and the study of documentaries. Sometimes, she simply paints what, through her experience and observation, she thinks about the subject matter.

Her interest in the topic of "women" comes from the experiences of people she knows, from her own experiences, and from her observation of women, society and the media. She also cites the behaviour of women in her culture and in other Latin cultures, male chauvinism supported by women, the misuse of feminism, and the "boom" of objectification and self-objectification in recent years as her sources of inspiration. Lastly, she adds, "the irony and fragility of life".

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Paula Saneaux - Yes it is No its not - Acrylic on canvas - 24x48 in - 2009

Paula Saneaux - Yes it is No its not - Acrylic on canvas - 24x48 in - 2009

Paula Saneaux - The Cigarette - Acrylic on Canvas - 48x36 in - 2009

Paula Saneaux - The Cigarette - Acrylic on Canvas - 48x36 in - 2009

Paula Saneaux - Tomorrow - Acrylic on Canvas - 36x48 in - 2010

Paula Saneaux - Tomorrow - Acrylic on Canvas - 36x48 in - 2010

Paula Saneaux - Like Mother - Acrylic on canvas - 60x80 in - 2015

Paula Saneaux - Like Mother - Acrylic on canvas - 60x80 in - 2015

Paula Saneaux - Los minutos - Acrylic on canvas - 30x24 in - 2017

Paula Saneaux - Los minutos - Acrylic on canvas - 30x24 in - 2017

Paula Saneaux - Watch - Acrylic on canvas - 20x20 in - 2016

Paula Saneaux - Watch - Acrylic on canvas - 20x20 in - 2016