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INSIDE BURGER COLLECTION

The Alchemic Magic of 
Ena Swansea’s Floating Images

By Andrea Inselmann

ENA SWANSEA, Cardboard Legs, 2016, 

oil, acrylic and graphite on linen, 241 x 280 cm.

Unless otherwise stated 

all photos by Christopher Burke Studio. 

Courtesy the artist and Albertz Benda, New York. 

The invention of photography was said to be the “death” of painting in the 1840s. But since then, painting has been declared dead or irrelevant so many times, and for so many reasons, that it is hard to take these declarations seriously anymore. Ena Swansea herself, in a…

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