Born in London, 1969, Cecily Brown draws on the history of figurative and expressionist painting. Inspired by Rubens, de Kooning and Bacon, her works are poised between abstraction and figuration. Since her first show in 2008 her works have largely depicted nude women, whose eroticism and muscularity stand in opposition to the traditional notion of the male gaze. The highly worked surfaces of her paintings also recall Abstract Expressionism and the performative nature of painting, thus her subject sits between a classical narrative of the nude and its immediate, physical reality.
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