Cecily Brown: Where, When, How Often and with Whom
by Anders Kold (Author), Laerke Rydal Jorgensen (Editor), Poul Erik Tojner (Foreword)
The British painter Cecily Brown (born 1969), based in New York since the 1990s, is one of the central figures in the international resurgence of painting since the turn of the century. Combining abstraction and figuration, she creates vivid, atmospheric depictions of fragmented bodies, often in erotic positions in the midst of swells of colour and movement. Brown pays tribute to the potential of painting for seduction, and draws on references ranging from classic pornography to elements from the visual worlds of Bosch, Goya and Hogarth, and most recently motifs from the human disasters of our own time. Having also been compared to painters like Bacon and de Kooning, Brown’s work offers a female artist’s gaze at a world dominated by male artists. This catalogue is published to accompany an exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, comprising her latest paintings as well as drawings and monotypes.
London-born painter Cecily Brown creates vivid, atmospheric depictions of fragmented bodies, often in erotic positions, that are depicted among swells of color and gesture. Her energetic brushwork and sensual use of paint have earned her comparison to Willem de Kooning and Francis Bacon. Drawing on a wide-range of art historical references—from 17th-century French Classicism to Abstract Expressionism—Brown is credited as a central figure in the resurgence of painting at the turn of the millennium.
Paperback: 168 pages
Dimensions: 15.75 x 1.78 x 21.08 cm
Publisher: Distributed Art Publishers: 1st edition (7 Mar. 2019)