John Currin Prints
[Image: John Currin "The Red Shoe"]
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John Currin is known for his portraits that challenge sexual taboos and stir controversy in contemporary society. He has a thorough knowledge of the history of painting spanning many centuries and applies techniques distinctive to classical painting in a manner that is apparently aimed at deftly updating it. Pursuing the perfect balance between the beautiful and the grotesque, Currin has strategically continued to produce representational oil paintings as a contemporary artist. In the process, he has emerged as one of America’s leading painters whom any discussion today of contemporary art cannot afford to ignore.
This innovative character of Currin’s art can also be seen in his production of prints. Many artists ordinarily make prints after completing the drawing or painting. Besides works using his wife Rachel as a model, Currin is known for his many paintings of women inspired by portraits by old masters, B-movies, Internet porn, and pin-up girls in voluptuous poses. In recent years, however, he has departed from pornographic contexts and begun painting apparently random assortments of objects symbolic of food and various other things, in the style of still life paintings. One painting, for example, depicts a couple wearing vacuous smiles like those in photos in department store catalogues, and leaves an impression of disharmony.
from October 05, 2019 to November 10, 2019 at 17:00
Open from 12:00 to 18:30.