Alex Heil’s summertime paintings by the swimming pool

German painter Alex Heil created a new series perfect for the summer season. The punchy paintings remind us of the joy of sitting by the pool and soaking in that summer sun. But within the light-hearted subject matter, her bikini-clad women and cropped views of various pool-side objects exude a more introspective mood. The isolated subjects and minimalist backgrounds seem to hint at a dreamy memory of summer more than a caption of the present moment. And the undulating waves of the pool water carries those memories away like an unfinished sentence ended with an ellipsis. Emphasized by their vintage-looking color palettes, the nostalgic paintings inspire us to look back to a time in our own lives when summers felt endless and we reveled in the simple pleasure of going for a swim on a hot day. [h/t artfucksme.com]

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