my life is so monotonous lol nothing ever happens
1) Salomé, 2009, acrylic on canvas
2) Serious Snack, 2011, acrylic on canvas
Gangloff’s colour palettes are always mixed with a blue undertone, which creates this signature, ghostly glare. Gangloff paints her subjects with a gray-blue pallor skin tone, looking fairly vampiric. Could it be the numerous cigarettes they’ve smoked each day, living in simple, impractical New York? Gangloff captures the decay of humans in romantic terms, where we are not disgusted by their state but rather intrigued. Gangloff makes us crave and romanticise the lifestyle of these recovering hipsters.
"Truth is, despite the fact that I’m surrendering, I actually win. You’ll have my money, but I’ll have the most valuable and rare of currencies to me these days: my time. It’s a modern spiritual reclamation. I choose the chance that I’ll be able to do something sacred with my time — watch Maya try to figure out how Velcro works, hand write a letter to my mom, write an essay that matters to a stranger — rather than battle boringly on and on with faceless, nameless you. In that way, I suppose I’m a believer in practical love over financial principle."
—Courtney E. Martin, from her weekly column