Saturday, 23 June 2012
Jenny Saville - Modern Art Oxford
Jenny Saville is at Modern Art Oxford and the Ashmolean (23 June - 16 September 2012) and is the artist's first major, solo exhibition in a public gallery. Saville came to attention in the 1990s with her large paintings of large bodies mapped out with contour lines indicative of planned surgical modification: women's engorged bellies, swollen breasts and thighs, shouting of anguished self-image in bloody gobs of pigment (Skye Sherwin in The Guardian). Her work has continued to focus on the female (and transgender) body and face; recent work includes drawings and paintings inspired by Renaissance Virgin and Child paintings.Read an interview with Rachel Cooke: I want to be a painter of modern life, and modern bodies.