Christina Renfer Vogel

b. 1980, Atlantic City, NY
Companions
Companions

Christina Renfer Vogel works with still life, portraiture, and landscape, the pillars of perceptual painting. Drawing from the quotidian and familiar, she navigates the space between seeing and describing, interpretation and invention. In her recent work, houseplants are surrogates for figures, plant portraits that entangle with vivid backdrops or sit unadorned on studio furniture. Sweet or ostentatious motifs speak to the allover patterning found in nature, grounding these tableaus; the patterns recall bed sheets, wallpaper, or couch cushions, the stuff of home. In other paintings of flowers, Vogel embraces their affiliations with femininity and overt beauty. She thinks of the bouquets as representing an exchange, too, a gesture and a marking of time. This work engages Vogel’s interest in the ordinary and the staged, while she considers the potential for theatricality she seeks within the banality of the everyday. Her paintings feel lush, verdant, and abundant, a restorative balm by way of pure visual pleasure.

pdf download cv
Companions
Companions
For Prosperity
For Prosperity
Dutch Still Life
Dutch Still Life
Retreat
Retreat
Escape (Studio Plant)
Escape (Studio Plant)
Joyful Blooms (Party Flowers)
Joyful Blooms (Party Flowers)
Bouquet with Anemone
Bouquet with Anemone
Wildflowers
Wildflowers
Young Leaf
Young Leaf
Alike
Alike
NIght Blooms
NIght Blooms
Untitled (Potted Plants)
Untitled (Potted Plants)
Irises
Irises
Camouflage
Camouflage
Untitled (Bold Floral)
Untitled (Bold Floral)
Untitled
Untitled
Getaway
Getaway
Companions
Companions
oil on linen, 30x34
2019
For Prosperity
For Prosperity
oil on canvas, 58x36
2019
Dutch Still Life
Dutch Still Life
oil on canvas, 20.25x16
2019
Retreat
Retreat
oil on canvas, 20.25x16.25
2019
Escape (Studio Plant)
Escape (Studio Plant)
oil and acrylic on canvas, 36x48
2019
Joyful Blooms (Party Flowers)
Joyful Blooms (Party Flowers)
oil on canvas, 16x14
2018
Bouquet with Anemone
Bouquet with Anemone
oil and acrylic on linen, 16x14
2018
Wildflowers
Wildflowers
oil on panel, 9.75x8
2018
Young Leaf
Young Leaf
oil on canvas, 14x16
2019
Alike
Alike
oil and acrylic on canvas, 29.25x23
2019
NIght Blooms
NIght Blooms
oil and acrylic on linen, 30.25x26
2019
Untitled (Potted Plants)
Untitled (Potted Plants)
gouache on gessoed paper, 16.25x20.5
2018
Irises
Irises
oil on panel, 6x8
2018
Camouflage
Camouflage
oil on canvas, 10x8
2018
Untitled (Bold Floral)
Untitled (Bold Floral)
oil on paper, 16x12.25
Untitled
Untitled
ink on gessoed paper, 16.25x20.5
2017
Getaway
Getaway
oil and acrylic on canvas, 35.25x30
2016

Newsletter Signup

Please select a gallery location.
Interested in specific artists? Select your artists of interest to receive updates.