Virginia Fleming

Region: MFA Annual

In my work, I attempt to capture filmic experience with a still painting. Cinema is a very accessible art form for me, and I am thrilled by its voyeurism. It brings me to an elated, uncanny place. Like an anatomical doll, cinema presents an almost-real reality. Horror films are particularly uncanny, and this draws me to them. And while all films are inherently voyeuristic, horror movies illustrate and explore voyeurism directly. The most effective horror films reveal just enough information to allow the audience to use their imagination to fill in the puzzle.

I too want to give only a suggestion of information in my work, showing just enough for the audience to become interested and engaged.