Robyn O’Neil, Staring into the blankness, they fell in order to being, 2008. Graphite on paper. 77 x 144 in. © Robyn O’Neil, courtesy Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas. Linda Pace Foundation Collection, Ruby City, San Antonio, Texas.
Robyn O’Neil is an American artist known for her large-scale graphite on paper drawings. O’Neil is known for her detailed narrative drawings that often contain art historical references and center on a theme of existential bleakness and absurdity. Traditionally, her monochromatic drawings have depicted “apocalyptic” scenes in which small human figures engage in acts of violence and trauma.
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Robyn O'Neil, "Staring into the blankness, they fell in order to begin," 2008
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