Marlene Dumas: Myths & Mortals

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Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1953,
Marlene Dumas
moved to Amsterdam
in 1976, where she has since lived and worked. Dumas is widely regarded as one
of the most influential painters working today. Over the past four decades, she has
continuously probed the complexities of identity and representation in her work. Her
paintings and drawings, often devoted to depictions of the human form, are typically
culled from a vast archive of images collected by the artist, including art-historical
materials, mass media sources, and personal snapshots of friends and family. Gestural,
fluid, and frequently spectral, Dumas's works reframe and recontextualize her subjects,
exploring the ambiguous and shifting boundaries between public and private selves.


Claire Messud
is an award-winning American novelist. The author of six works of
fiction, including
The Emperor's Children
(2006),
The Woman Upstairs
(2013), and
The Burning Girl
(2017), Messud has received Guggenheim and Radcliffe fellowships
and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.



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Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1953, Marlene Dumas moved to Amsterdam in 1976, where she has since lived and worked. Dumas is widely regarded as one of the most influential painters working today. Over the past four decades, she has continuously probed the complexities of identity and representation in her work. Her paintings and drawings, often devoted to depictions of the human form, are typically culled from a vast archive of images collected by the artist, including art-historical materials, mass media sources, and personal snapshots of friends and family. Gestural, fluid, and frequently spectral, Dumas s works reframe and recontextualize her subjects, exploring the ambiguous and shifting boundaries between public and private selves.

Claire Messud is an award-winning American novelist. The author of six works of fiction, including The Emperor s Children (2006), The Woman Upstairs (2013), and The Burning Girl (2017), Messud has received Guggenheim and Radcliffe fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.



Zusammenfassung
The latest from the renowned painterMarlene Dumas's new works respond more than ever to the uncertainty and sensuality of the painting process itself. Allowing the structure of the canvases and the materiality of the paint greater freedom to inform the devel - opment of her compositions, the artist has likened the creation of these works to the act of falling in love: an unpredictable and open- ended process that is as filled with awkwardness and anxiety as it is with bliss and discovery.

Myths & Mortals documents a selection of new paintingsdebuted in the spring of 2018 at David Zwirner, New Yorkranging from monumental nude figures to intimately scaled canvases that present details of bodily parts and facial features. Several nearly ten-foot-tall paintings focus on individual figures, including a number of male and female nudes and a seemingly solemn bride, whose expression is obscured behind a floor-length veil. Like the Greek gods and goddesses, the figures in these paintings are at once larger than life and overwhelmingly human. The smaller-scale paintingsreferred to by the artist as erotic landscapespresent a variety of fragmentary images: eyes, lips, nipples, or lovers locked in a kiss. Evident across all of these works is the artist's uniquely sensitive treatment of the human form and her constantly evolving experimentation with color and texture.

Alongside these new paintings, Dumas presents an expansive series of thirty-two works on paper originally created for a Dutch translation of William Shakespeare's narrative poem Venus & Adonis (1593) by Hafid Bouazza (2016). Myths & Mortals is accompanied by new scholarship on the artist by Claire Messud and a text by Dumas herself.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Marlene Dumas: Myths & Mortals
Untertitel
Myths & Mortals
Autor
EAN
9781941701997
ISBN
978-1-941701-99-7
Format
Fester Einband
Herausgeber
Thames and Hudson
Genre
Kunst
Gewicht
938g
Größe
H308mm x B205mm x T22mm
Jahr
2019
Untertitel
Englisch
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