In terms of artists, I think of:
I’m thinking about this admittedly because he embroiders, and I’ve been researching that lately—but he often portrays a certain type of person—usually forlorn aging men. He also has a background in printmaking, which makes sense when you look at his work.
Her photos are strange and seem to depict psychological struggles. I really love the gestures and how they spark empathy but also seem clinical and enforce distance.
This may be a bit of a stretch, but this artist works a lot about control systems (government, out
side forces, etc?) and what they do to the individual body.