Researching artists suggested by my tutor

  • Jenny Saville
    The skin tone achieved by Saville is unique. Although natural there is something really raw and stripped back about her paintings of the human form. Fitting for her subjects and what she wants to say as an artist. It’s quite poetic to use the paint itself to aid in the story, not just the painted subject.

  • Euan Uglow
  • 1932-2000
    His tonal range is incredible and very natural/ realistic. His ability to create life like dimensions with his paint is one of inspiration.

  • Luc Tuymans
    Unusual skin tone very distinct and quite haunting.

  • John Currin
  • 1962 American based in New York.
    “Best known for satirical figurative paintings which deal with provocative sexual and social themes in a technically skillful manner. His work shows a wide range of influences, including sources as diverse as the Renaissance, popular culture magazines, and contemporary fashion models. He often distorts or exaggerates the erotic forms of the female body, and has stressed that his characters are reflections of himself rather than inspired by real people.”

  • Sally Muir
    Very dull colours. I understand how this itself can say a lot about a portraits subject.

  • Paula Rego</lhtm
    Surrealist and a very dreamlike approach to the human form. Quite reminds me of my approach to eyes.

    I am currently working on some critical readings of some examples and sketchbook work to follow.


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