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Shaina McCoy : At Play

Shaina McCoy

Duarte Sequeira is delighted to announce the second presentation of artist Shaina McCoy with the gallery, marking their debut solo exhibition in Seoul.

For ‘At Play,’ Shaina McCoy presents a new body of vibrant and playful paintings that capture figures in action and movement. McCoy’s paintings blur the boundaries between public and private identity, drawing inspiration from cherished images from her family’s photo albums.

Grandma’s House, 2023, oil on canvas, 76.2 x 60.96 cm

With a distinctive style characterized by rich, glossy, and vivid brush strokes, the artist creates portraits of intentionally featureless faces; by withholding the figures´ characteristics from the original photographs, McCoy explores identity through the presentation of fragmented memories. Whether engaged in sports and gymnastics, simple pleasures such as fishing, cycling, or even playing with balloons, the artist highlights the raw and genuine emotions embedded in these moments.

Bre & I, 2023, oil on canvas, 101.6 x 76.2 cm

The direct gaze of the subjects towards the camera establishes a connection with the audience, while also reflecting the proud admiration and joy experienced at the time of capturing the original photograph.

Shaina McCoy (b. 1993, Minneapolis, MN) is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. McCoy graduated from Minneapolis Community and Technical College with an AA in Fine Art in 2017.

Duarte Sequeira
2F, 27, Dosan-daero 54-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
+82 2 6953 0553